Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What Farms Look Like

I have a minor fascination with the way farms are portrayed in media. For the many, many people who don't have much or any experience with what farming is like, there's a tendency to think they're like this:

That stock illustration is from the Star Tribune a few days ago.

There are a few farms that look more or less like this (though less clean), but the red barn and old-fashioned silo are not usually part of a working farm's infrastructure.

I have a half-formed plan to travel the country and do a series of photos called "What Farms Look Like." It would be part public service and part art project. Some day I may get my act together and see if I can make that happen.

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