The new photo book As the River Runs by Swedish Agnes Thor (1986) is shot over eight years as a personal look at the artist’s haunts and home growing up in rural Sweden. Places she was scared of and places where she felt safe are presented in stills, and the familiar elements of super-stition, tenderness, and nostalgia appear again and again as a sort of meditation on her environment and adolescence. With each page it becomes increasingly impossible not to share the bittersweet truth of a gone youth. The moments she presents are universal, but her unselfconsciousness is not.