Columbia Collection explores Woody Guthrie's journey along the Columbia River through each of the songs he wrote during his time spent traveling the river, drawing pictures in my mind of his experience.   Guthrie left New York in 1941 restless, frustrated with the radio and entertainment industry and disgusted with censorship over his music. He packed his wife and three children into a battered Pontiac and headed for Portland, Oregon where the Bonneville Power Administration sought to commission Guthrie to write 26 songs about the Columbia River and the building of the Grand Coulee Dam, the largest concrete structure built by man.   Having grown up in a town that is split into half by the Columbia River, I hold the river itself and the communities along it close to my heart. I travel the river in search of my own 26 songs in the form of photographs that represent my ode to the place that has shaped me, my love song to North America's most powerful river. 

Columbia Collection explores Woody Guthrie's journey along the Columbia River through each of the songs he wrote during his time spent traveling the river, drawing pictures in my mind of his experience. 

Guthrie left New York in 1941 restless, frustrated with the radio and entertainment industry and disgusted with censorship over his music. He packed his wife and three children into a battered Pontiac and headed for Portland, Oregon where the Bonneville Power Administration sought to commission Guthrie to write 26 songs about the Columbia River and the building of the Grand Coulee Dam, the largest concrete structure built by man. 

Having grown up in a town that is split into half by the Columbia River, I hold the river itself and the communities along it close to my heart. I travel the river in search of my own 26 songs in the form of photographs that represent my ode to the place that has shaped me, my love song to North America's most powerful river. 

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 Columbia Collection explores Woody Guthrie's journey along the Columbia River through each of the songs he wrote during his time spent traveling the river, drawing pictures in my mind of his experience.   Guthrie left New York in 1941 restless, frustrated with the radio and entertainment industry and disgusted with censorship over his music. He packed his wife and three children into a battered Pontiac and headed for Portland, Oregon where the Bonneville Power Administration sought to commission Guthrie to write 26 songs about the Columbia River and the building of the Grand Coulee Dam, the largest concrete structure built by man.   Having grown up in a town that is split into half by the Columbia River, I hold the river itself and the communities along it close to my heart. I travel the river in search of my own 26 songs in the form of photographs that represent my ode to the place that has shaped me, my love song to North America's most powerful river. 
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Columbia Collection explores Woody Guthrie's journey along the Columbia River through each of the songs he wrote during his time spent traveling the river, drawing pictures in my mind of his experience. 

Guthrie left New York in 1941 restless, frustrated with the radio and entertainment industry and disgusted with censorship over his music. He packed his wife and three children into a battered Pontiac and headed for Portland, Oregon where the Bonneville Power Administration sought to commission Guthrie to write 26 songs about the Columbia River and the building of the Grand Coulee Dam, the largest concrete structure built by man. 

Having grown up in a town that is split into half by the Columbia River, I hold the river itself and the communities along it close to my heart. I travel the river in search of my own 26 songs in the form of photographs that represent my ode to the place that has shaped me, my love song to North America's most powerful river. 

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