Pete Seeger: 1919-2014

Pete Seeger


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.


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