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These days it seems all or nothing. Here is a shot following an extended dry spell in New York state this summer. There is severe drought in the majority of US states and everyday the farmers are reminded harshly with stunted crops and rising grain prices. It is now just making the news for the masses. Lets all do a rain dance or at least not welcome all these “nice”, sunny, dry days.
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I am excited to announce the arrival of Sending Milk!
"Sending Milk is dedicated to the oldest tractor on the farm that once plowed the fields and still runs strong pumping slurry; to the cows with all their warmth and curiosity; to all the worn stanchions, concrete bunkers, shovel handles, boots, and hands; to the seasons of promise, bounty, and reflection; to the past stewards of the land; to the farmers that were not able to persevere through hard times but haven’t dismantled their parlor in hopes of a future herd; to all dairy farmers of the northeast with their practical views, their ingenuity, and tireless energy that binds our communities.”
144 pages of duotone images from the past three years of photographing dairy farmers throughout the Northeast. I photographed Sending Milk using TriX film in an ALPA 6x9 w/58 Schneider, Rolleiflex 6x6 twin lens reflex, Leica M7, and a FUJI 6x8 Rangefinder. Many images from this blog are included.
Sending Milk is a direct result of the vision and support brought forward by Cabot Creamery Cooperative in efforts to document and celebrate the farm family members of Agrimark, McCadam and Cabot.
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