Photographic Survey

Anderson Wrangle -
Savannah River Basin Photographic Survey
Savannah River Watershed Photography


The project is a contemporary pictorial photographic survey of the rivers, lakes, dams, landscape and significant sites that form the Savannah River Basin. The project will extend from the upper headwaters in the mountains North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina to the ocean. The images portray the connectedness of seemingly disparate and remote sites. It touches on beauty, history and the future by making a statement about the present state and use of the lands and waters.

The photographic survey has focused to date on the Savannah River Basin north of Hartwell Dam. I have tracked the network of rivers and lakes in southwest North Carolina, northeast Georgia and northwest South Carolina that form the mountain and piedmont portions of the Savannah River Basin. Key features include the Chattooga, Tallulah, Whitewater, Horsepasture, Thompson, Toxaway, Keowee, Seneca, and Twelve Mile Rivers, the Jocassee, Keowee and Hartwell lakes, and the Jocassee, Keowee, Hartwell, Mathis, Tugaloo, and Yonah dams. The project continues south and along the length of the Savannah River to the ocean, and the project will also focus on contemporary and exigent concerns and activities of scientists and ecologists working in the basin. 

Anderson Wrangle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at Clemson University. His photography will be featured throughout the Intelligent River(R) Savannah River NSF MRI Project. 

Clemson University glimpse Research and Creative Discovery magazine articles featuring Anderson Wrangle's work - Spring 2012