Farmscapes

Focus: community, ecology, food
Medium: photography
Locations: Europe, East Asia, North America
Years: 2012 – current

Yoshikazu Kawaguchi at his Akame Farm School | Sakurai, Japan

Yoshikazu Kawaguchi at his Akame Farm School | Sakurai, Japan

My practice focuses on the land in relationship to people and people to the land; in that spirit, this collection of images from around the world forms part of an ongoing survey of the ‘farmscape,’ or human-cultivated landscapes, much of it the result of research and filming for the Final Straw documentary.

You might notice that the majority of these lands look more like wild gardens than farms, and indeed they are far different from the places where most of the food we consume is grown. Many of these images are ‘natural’ farms where farmers forgo chemicals and fertilizers and instead work to cultivate an intensely personal connection to the land.

Related projects: Final Straw / Human:Nature / Harvest

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