Saturday, July 30, 2011

the last farmers

In 1987 I began to document some of the small farms in my county  - a personal essay that I called the "SE Corner Project."  Included in that series was a photograph of my Aunt Mame, holding an old hand colored image of the homestead where she & my grandpa were raised.  Another was an image of Jim Bloom cutting tobacco on his father's farm.  Mame, Pat Bloom and the tobacco are gone, but last summer those photos inspired me to restart the project and now, a year later, three of the stories are about to reach a wider audience in the August issue of Cincinnati Magazine.  Marvin Cutter, Loren Huddleston and Earl Dawson were gracious enough to share their memories of farm life with me and, with you.

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