Lucy Sante, NINETEEN RESERVOIRS, in conversation with photographer Tim Davis @ Morton Library

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Morton Memorial Library
82 Kelly Street
Rhinecliff, NY 12574


FREE. RSVP Requested.


Nineteen Reservoirs examines universal divisions in our resources and priorities—between urban and rural, rich and poor, human needs, and animal habitats. An essential history of the New York City region that will reverberate far beyond it, this is an unmissable account of triumph, tragedy, and unintended consequences. Lucy Sante will talk with Tim Davis about the nineteen upstate reservoirs that supply its water, without which New York City as we know it would not exist today.
Lucy SanteNineteen Reservoirs by Lucy SanteTim Davis

Lucy Sante was born in Verviers, Belgium, and is the author of seven books, her first being Low Life (FSG, 1991). Sante’s other books include Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your DarlingsThe Other ParisFolk Photography, and, most recently, Maybe the People Would Be the Times. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award, Guggenheim and Cullman fellowships, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Grammy (for album notes), and an Infinity Award for Writing from the International Center of Photography. Sante has contributed to the New York Review of Books since 1981 and to many other publications. She teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College and lives in Ulster County.

Tim Davis studied photography at Bard College, graduating in 1991. He pursued a career as a poet and editor in New York before returning to photography, receiving an MFA from Yale University in 2001. He has since had solo shows in Brussels, Geneva, Whitecube in London, Milan, and New York, including a recent exhibition at the Bohen Foundation. His work is in the collections of the Guggenheim, Whitney, Brooklyn, and Metropolitan Museums in New York; the Milwaukee Museum of Art; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Baltimore Museum; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and numerous others. His fourth book of photographs and essays, I’m Looking Through You, was published by Aperture in May 2021. He teaches photography at Bard College.

Copies of NINETEEN RESERVOIRS and a selection of other titles by both authors will be available for purchase at this event. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Masks are recommended but are optional.