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Yangtze Remembered is a portrait of the Yangtze River and its people before, during, and after the completion of the Three Corges Dam. In June 2003, when the initial phase of the dam was finished, its reservoir inundated more than 300 miles of the Yangtze River Valley. An estimated 1.3 million people are being relocated as the sites of 1500 cities, towns, and villages disappear beneath the dark waters. While the old cities are destroyed, huge construction projects are transforming the landscape: dikes, bridges, and apartment towers are springing up. Between 2000 and 2003 Linda Butler made eight trips to produce this historical record of the Yangtze before it was irrevocably changed. Informal portraits of local inhabitants preserve a record of the people as they carry pigs to market, load all their household furnishings onto a boat, or play badminton on a village street. Intimate still-life images of interiors reveal the contents of homes before they were destroyed. Lyrical photographs of dramatic vistas are paired with images showing the ravages visited on this region by coal mining and erosion. Accompanying the images is the photographer's travel commentary which reads like a series of short stories.