Windows in Time: ''The Land Remembers: Landscapes of the Rogue Indian Wars'' Wednesday, January 06, 2021
The Southern Oregon landscape has seen many changes in the century and a half since the Rogue River Wars raged through the region. Despite being one of the longest and bloodiest of all the Indian wars in the West, it remains largely forgotten today. But, the land endures, and much remains to take the observant traveler back in time. Photographer Richard Bergeman revisits the landscape where the conflict tore through the fabric of both indigenous and settler communities over 150 years ago. His black-and-white infrared photographs offer a hauntingly beautiful homage to a history forgotten.
Richard Bergeman is a Corvallis photographer whose work focuses on retelling forgotten episodes in Northwest history through photographs of what''s left behind. An exhibiting fine art photographer for nearly 40 years, he has created books and exhibitions on the lost homesteads of the Fort Rock Basin, early settlement of the Oregon Coast Range, pioneer philosopher James Swan on Willapa Bay, and vanishing traces of frontier life in eastern Oregon and Washington, among others. His most recent work is "The Land Remembers: Photographs Inspired by the Rogue River Wars of Southern Oregon, 1851-56."