Just a generation ago, over half of all Americans lived on farms. Today, fewer than 2 percent do. These images are taken from the inside looking out the windows of 3 generations of my family. They record a way of life; landscapes that members of one American family have both inherited and created. The pictures tell a story of migration from country to city, the loss of the family farm, and a transformation of this country’s culture from rural to urban. They speak to limitations placed on us by geography and culture, and how some accept those limitations while others struggle against them. The transmutation of “home” touches each of us in a deeply personal way. It’s an experience 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.”