The Wissahickon: The Crown Jewel of Philadelphia

1996

Slicing through much of Northwest Philadelphia lies a seven mile stretch of forested canyon and sparkling stream knows as the Wissahickon Valley. Nearly a million people a year visit this green oasis that was deemed worthy of preservation four years before  Yellowstone became a national park.These images published in the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine in collaboration with writer Susan Stranahan represent a year photographing with a 4x5 inch film camera.

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Ferns
Ferns

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Twin Trees
Twin Trees

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Early
Early

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Dusk
Dusk

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Fog
Fog

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Floating Rock
Floating Rock

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Devil's Walking Stick
Devil's Walking Stick

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Standing Rock
Standing Rock

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Reflection
Reflection

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