Back when I was in college at SUNY New Paltz I did a semester long photo project documenting the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and its educational mission (that’s when I took this picture… it’s old!). This organization was of course founded by folk music legend Pete Seeger. I got Pete’s signature on this print a little after the project was over when he was at a local bookstore for a book signing. Pete did an immeasurable amount of good for the Hudson River, peace advocacy, and environmental & social issues. He was a true American hero.
In honor of Pete’s extraordinary life and all that he has done for this country and the Hudson Valley in particular, Peter Demuth Photography will be donating $500 to the Clearwater organization.
“This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces it to Surrender”
Rest in Peace Pete.