Over the past few years, there has been one photo project that continually brings joy to our studio. Documenting a full year of the wild beauty of The Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve, our photographer TJ Vissing and the creative director Rick Conners of Smuckers have created something remarkable.
“The Edge,” as it is known by many, is a 20,000- acre preserve in southern Ohio’s Adams County that protects one of the most biologically diverse landscapes in the Midwest. This preserve is co-owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and Cincinnati Museum Center to protect the cherished land and its educational significance.
TJ and Rick have taken thousands of photographs documenting the seasonal changes as flora and fauna flourish in the preserve. After the conclusion of one full year, they have curated a meaningful collection of photos to promote the lands. Already they have since been featured in FotoFocus and a gallery showing at Cincinnati’s Llyod Library, but it has not stopped there.
See The Show at the Cincinnati Museum Center – Mar 1 – Jun 30
Visit the museum to see a collection of this work and more in person! It will be available to visitors the Cincinnati Museum Center through the end of June. Since March 1st the show has been on display in the Mallory Gallery.Learn more here and plan a trip.
When the shows we’re moving forward and gaining momentum, TJ and Rick also decided to create a book! This collection is a definitive set of photographs on the preserve. It features over 100 pages of beautiful images through the four seasons. Each photo has an educational description provided by the preserves caretakers at the Nature Conservancy. Enjoy a digital copy today.Download a digital copy of their work today.
“We started this journey with a mission to bring the stunning beauty of the Edge of Appalachia Preserve to a broader audience while demonstrating the dynamics of change on its flora and fauna over time.
We hope it inspires you as much as it inspires us.”
Get Involved with The Nature Conservancy
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Enjoy a selection of photos from the book: