Gregg Schlanger

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These images are part of a series that are a tribute to the return of the Sockeye Salmon to Lake Cle Elum in the upper reaches of the Yakima River. At one time up to sixteen million salmon swam the Columbia River Basin annually. The Yakima River Basin Sockeye Salmon disappeared 100 years ago due to the construction of dams without fish ladders preventing the return to their natal stream where they were born. After heroic efforts to reintroduce Sockeye by the Yakama Nation, the Yakima River Basin is again seeing this species of salmon return.

Sockeye Dreams
2019, digital print

Two For Dinner
2019, photograph

Sockeye Dreams over Windrows
2019, digital print