Ridge Road is a 121.5 Mile east-west road spanning Upstate New York like a latitude line. The road is built on a 10-30 foot high sedimentary deposit which was the old shore of Glacial Lake Iroquois during the last ice-age. This ridge was a major Iroquois trail before European colonists arrived. I grew up driving on this road in Brockport, NY, always driving through quickly and never taking the time to appreciate the character of the places, people and its history.
Project being exhibited in the William Harris Gallery as part of the BFA Fine Art Photography Exhibition at Rochester Institute of Technology in March 2020.
Ken. Brockport, NY near Kirby's Farm Market. 2018. Ken has been farming land directly touching Ridge Road and has found this display case full of real arrowheads which shows Ridge Road's connection to Iroquois culture.