Fall River Boys is a monograph by Richard Renaldi, 89 tritone images of the coming of age in a small New England city. Now well past its boom, Fall River was originally at the heart of the textile industry many moons ago. Now Renaldi's portraits allow a glimpse into lives caught between nature and industry. The future is uncertain, as it always is, but through Renaldi's lends, it appears ever more so. It is difficult to look into the eyes of the youth and not wonder what happens next. Renaldi has captured, over nine years, an honest image of a city, like so many others, in search of an identity.
Hardcover, 184 pages. Charles Lane Press, 2009. $108 through Amazon.