lindsay morris

Oh, Farmer
Location: Sag Harbor, New York
Nationality: American
Biography: Born and raised in suburban Detroit, Lindsay Morris resides on the East End of Long Island with her husband and two sons. Since 2006, she has worked as photo editor for Edible East End and Edible Long Island magazines, where she documents the... read on
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Oh, Farmer
Credits: lindsay morris
Date of Work: 06/01/18 - Ongoing
Updated: 06/21/19

Oh, Farmer   When I find time for personal projects, I strive to make a community connection. As an offshoot of my current project, Meet Your Neighbor, where I am getting acquainted with and taking portraits of my immediate neighbors, I am also making contact with farmers on the North and South forks of Long Island. 

These portraits capture Long Island farmers as they step away from the sun-warmed soil, often weary from the day’s work, with a film of dirt on their skin and clothes, and onto the pure black velvet of my backdrop. To gaze into the eyes of a local farmer is to make a connection between the food that we eat and the person who not only grows it but also wrestles daily with the serious questions that face our food system.

Nature demands a lot from our farmers, and as a result the men and women responsible for growing our food are constantly learning and re-learning the best practices to serve her. They are scientists and artists; their lab coats and easels traded for the abundance that grows on the East End. When I close my eyes and imagine the shapes and textures of innovation, I don’t see wires and robots and screens. I see them.


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