about us

about Black River

Black River, formerly known as ‘of the land & us’, is an online journal for curious minds about people, places, and living. We share honest and down-to-earth stories which explore our relationship with the world and what it means to be human.

The new name came about from the intention to pull back from our previously direct and somewhat obvious name. At the beginning of our journey, we were very much about straight up landscape and often documentary-based work, but we always intended to be more flexible and open to interpretation, and so we wanted a new name and identity to reflect this.

The name itself, ‘Black River’, is inspired by our founder and editor’s part-Mauritian heritage, referencing the Rivière Noire District in the south-west of Mauritius – a stunningly green and mountainous part of the country where you’ll also find the largest national park, the Black River Gorges National Park.

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For reference, you can visit our archive here which includes all published work from our days as of the land & us.
You can also visit Issue 01 here.