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All photographs on this website: © Roy Sewall 2001-2017

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Personal statement about these books


“After dabbling in photography for 30 years I became a serious photographer in 2001. I started shooting along both sides of the Potomac River, from Great Falls down to the lower end of Washington, D.C. There I found an endless supply of photogenic subjects. My good friend Tom Field, who often photographed with me, and I joked that this could be a book. After a good laugh I started giving this some serious thought, and for the next few years it became my passion. Our Potomac was published in 2005, and it includes some of Tom’s lovely photos.

“After its publication I felt this had been a wonderful experience, but swore I would never do a book again. Six months later I started working on Great Falls and Mather Gorge. The book, which was published in 2009, takes a magnifying glass to the first part of Our Potomac. These are stories that must be told.

“What makes photography such an inspiring personal experience is that it can transform you from simply capturing scenes and moments to developing a deep appreciation for, and desire to support, your subjects.

As a result of making these two books, and working with the many fine people who contributed to their development, I have become actively engaged with the Potomac River and C&O Canal.”

Both books are available directly from Roy Sewall ( and at major bookstores in the Washington, D.C. area.

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