“What is it about a black water river that causes travelers to slow their pace, breathe deeper and move in harmony with its flow? It draws us back again and again, the steady rhythm unchanged by time or the efforts of man, a siren’s song calling us to return.”
And so begins EDISTO RIVER: BLACK WATER CROWN JEWEL, a journey of words and photographs of the longest free-flowing black water river in North America. From the South Carolina Midlands to the coastal shore of the Lowcountry, the Edisto River winds more than 300 unobstructed miles to the Atlantic Ocean. Because of its life-giving, nutrient-rich waters, the Edisto River is one of the most productive and necessary places on earth. But it is also one of the most beautiful. Even on foggy or cloudy days, its black water is a perfect mirror, reflecting a world of color, its low sandy banks a stage for daily performances in the theater of natural and human history.
Open this book and enjoy the journey.
LARRY PRICE began photographing at an early age with his mother’s simple box camera. While serving in Vietnam, he purchased his first SLR camera, combining his passion for photography with his love for the outdoors. Larry’s award-winning work has been published in magazines, visitor guides, scenic markers and websites
promoting natural beauty of South Carolina.
ROSIE PRICE pursued careers in church ministry and social work before she and her husband founded Larry Price Photography, a gallery featuring fine art prints, photography workshops and field studies. Her first nature photography outing was on her honeymoon, the beginning of what has been a life filled with forays into the woods and wetlands with Larry, carrying photo equipment and taking time to scribble thoughts of their experience. Those scribbles inspired the narrative for this book.
SUSAN KAMMERAAD-CAMPBELL is an author, editor and publisher. Her company Joggling Board Press publishes books of history, photography, biography, Southern culture and fiction, many of which have garnered top national awards. Kammeraad-Campbell is committed to nurturing authors and artists in ways that bring their best creative work to the fore. She is the creator of Storyboard America, a national library-based initiative, to help people write and share moments of their lives. .
by Larry Price, Rosie Price and Susan Kammeraad-Campbell