Life Along the Hudson: Photographs by Joseph Squillante

June 20, 2009–January 3, 2010

Joseph Squillante has spent the past three decades traveling the entire length of the Hudson River. Like the Hudson River school painters before him, some of Squillante’s photographs capture the beauty and romantic quality of the river, while others focus on the people who live and work along its shores, including farmers, fisherman, and biologists.

Just as the photographs of the Adirondacks by Seneca Ray Stoddard in the late 1800s aided in the designation of the area as a state park, Squillante’s photographs of the Hudson River raise public awareness of the river’s importance. His commitment to helping transform the Hudson into a cleaner and more esteemed natural resource has earned him the respect of the Hudson River community. He has worked closely with Riverkeeper, headed by Robert Kennedy, Jr., the sloop Clearwater, founded by Pete Seeger, and Scenic Hudson, founded in 1963 to help protect the Hudson River Valley. The exhibition includes thirty black-and-white images.

Major project support for this exhibition was provided by Matthew Bender IV.