Photographic Alphabet: M is for Tess Mayer
Project: Delaware County
This project addresses how farming continues in rural Delaware County, New York, despite a largely corporate food industry. My respect for farmers does not come from my own personal experience, but rather comes from witnessing my high school classmates and neighbors. Many of their families have been here for hundreds of years, but these young farmers are inheriting a very different atmosphere than that of their parents generation. With a growing interest in organic and local agriculture, more and more people have moved to Delaware County from New York City to start their own farms. This often creates two distinct groups: the locals and the transplants. The tension these two groups create is able to speak to a broader changing agricultural issue involving wealth, mobility, and access to resources within New York State.
You can see more of Tess' work here.