The John Givens Farm – where I’ve been shooting for the past few weeks – is the focus of my project of the story behind a CSA box. Below are a few photos that I’ve already taken of people doing anything from washing vegetables to put in the boxes, to assembling the boxes, to picking them up.
Eric, on the left, and his father Jesus, on the right, wash carrots that will later be put into CSA boxes.
Carolyn Givens, daughter-in-law of John Givens, and her assistant Katie assemble about 100 boxes every Wednesday morning that are then picked up by subscribers or delivered for a small fee.
The two children of one subscriber wait for their Mom on the loading dock, where vegetables are packaged for other deliveries.
I’m not the most active fan of Country music. I grew up listening to country radio stations driving around with my father while he irrigated fields, worked on farm equipment and harvested crops. I stopped listening around high school when … Continue reading →
For my photo class I will be working with farmers and farm workers in the local Santa Barbara area. Lisa Hamilton’s work, along with my lifelong history with rural areas and agriculture, was the inspiration for my focus, and above are two of my favorite photos from her Landscapes of Rural California project which can be found at realrural.org.
I’m in a social justice photo journalism class this quarter, and part of the requirement is to keep and update a blog, so this blog is going to be changing directions a little bit. Our first assignment was to take a picture of “justice.”
Students for Justice in Palestine erected this wall in the arbor at UCSB today. At least 20 boards make up the wall, and each section explains a different injustice occurring in Palestine as a consequence of U.S. foreign policy.