Laura McPhee

Laura McPhee made these remarkable photographs over several years on successive visits to the Sawtooth Valley.  River of No Return is organized like a long poem or a piece of music…a stunning look at an actual place, a meditation on rivers, nature, history, the history of landscape photography, of the American West and the idea of the American West.  And – while I’m piling theme on theme – the nature of fact and the nature of myth, and how we hold the world in our hands.

— Robert Hass