Photography Projects


Our projects focus on conservation, historic preservation, and creating awareness for environmental stewardship. And they range from documenting abandoned 1800s farm settlements in the New Hampshire White Mountains to using repeat photography to show the human impact that is being done to the environment. The goal of every project is to produce a unique series of photographs that create awareness for any given topic. Below are a few of the projects Erin Paul is currently working on.

 

East Branch & Lincoln Railroad - Lincoln, New Hampshire

East Branch & Lincoln Railroad

This project focuses on the landscape of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad in its current state. Built by the timber baron James E. Henry, this was a logging railroad in operation from 1893-1948 in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Much of the railroad was located in today's Pemigewasset Wilderness. Once known as Henry’s Woods, the 45,000-acres that make up the Pemigewasset Wilderness is a backcountry hikers paradise. Almost every trail in this wilderness designated area follows or utilizes sections of the East Branch & ...
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Thornton Gore, New Hampshire - Abandoned Hill Farm Community

Abandoned Settlements

This is a long term documentary project that focuses on the abandoned villages, granite quarries, lost mountain settlements, and forgotten 19th century hill farming communities that are scattered throughout the New Hampshire White Mountains. Many of these communities were abandoned in the early 1900s. And today the cellar holes, graveyards, and stone walls that remain in the forest help tell the story of a long forgotten era. The intent of this project is to create awareness for historical preservation in the White Mountain National Forest ...
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Wild River Railroad - Beans Purchase, New Hampshire

White Mountains Railroads

This documentary work is an ongoing project that focuses on the abandoned 19th and 20th century logging railroads in the New Hampshire White Mountains. And the intent of this project is to photograph the various features (abandoned camps, trestles, railroad grade, etc.) of the railroads in their current state. These photos help create awareness for the history surrounding this forgotten and mysterious era of the White Mountains. The East Branch & Lincoln Railroad is the primary focus, but over the years Erin Paul has photographed ...
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Human Impact on Nature - White Mountains New Hampshire

Human Impact, New Hampshire

These photography projects focus on the numerous types of human impact in the New Hampshire White Mountains. With all the recreational opportunities available in the White Mountain National Forest the human impact on nature has increased significantly. But the impact goes far beyond trail erosion from increased hiker traffic and litter on the side of the highways. Year after year millions upon millions of outdoor enthusiasts visit the region looking to escape the grind of everyday life. And in this desire to find freedom in ...
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Abandoned - Thornton, New Hampshire

White Mountains History Articles

Here you can read numerous blog articles that pertain to the history of the New Hampshire White Mountains. These articles showcase abandoned places, forgotten 19th-century farming settlements, ghost towns, railroads, and tourism history (hiking, grand resorts, Mount Washington, waterfalls, etc.) in the White Mountain National Forest and the surrounding region. With outdoor recreation at an all-time high in the White Mountains, it is important to create awareness for the region's history. The more history we know about an area, the more attached we become to ...
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