The photographs in Mark Steinmetz's expansive new book Rivers & Townswere made in the 1980s in working class towns and cities in Connecticut, USA.
"The brooding factories and mills built alongside rivers had seen their heyday and were beginning to decline. I was moved by these places and wanted to describe the bridges, houses, and streets, and to show something of people's inner lives. At the same time, I was trying to discover myself as a photographer." - Mark Steinmetz