Uncle John

Portraits of a True Yankee Farmer

Georgia Sheron

Evocative black-and-white photographs of a lifelong Connecticut farmer who adhered to traditions even as the world changed around him
Date Published :
May 2013
Publisher :
Bauhan Publishing
Contributor(s) :
Ann Beattie
Language:
English
Illustration :
b&w
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9780872331600
Pages : 156
Dimensions : 8.5 X 11 inches
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Overview
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Over the course of a dozen years, photographer Georgia Sheron took numerous photographs of her next-door neighbor, Uncle John Ludorf, a farmer who plowed with horses and milked cows by hand into his late nineties. Her striking prints, accompanied by John's observations as garnered in a number of interviews, offer an artful, nuanced, and unsentimental look at a bygone way of life.

I love the way certain photographs overwhelm with the sheer immediacy and vastness of the terrain, so that it takes a few moments to realize there's a tiny person there. In other photographs, we're persuaded to perceive the way the photographer does: John's spread fingers are not so very different from the splayed branches of the towering tree; his veins are only the living version of the shape he holds." From the introduction by Ann Beattie

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introductory Essay
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Sowing
Growing
Harvesting
Lying Fallow
Family
Stories

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