Only one generation ago, over one half of all Americans lived on farms. Today, fewer than two percent do. These images are taken from the inside, looking out, of the homes of the photographer’s family: parents, grandparents and siblings. The pictures are a record of a way of life and evidence of the landscapes that three generations of one family have both inherited and chosen to create. They document the story of the move from the country to the city, the loss of the family farm, and the transformation of this country’s culture from rural to urban. The images speak to the limitations placed upon us by geography and how some accept those limitations, while others struggle against them. It is an issue that touches people in a deeply personal way, and is an experience that is broadly shared in American culture, and throughout the world.
“The home is a private place, situated in the public arena. These images encourage us to consider both the interior and exterior landscape.”