Know Thy Farmer
Written by Tanner Latham, photography by Paul Jones III
Photographer Paul Jones III traveled into the rural country of central Alabama expecting to shoot portraits of farmers for a Market at Pepper Place exhibit. He discovered a community of the most gracious, genuine, hard-working people he had ever met. These farming families welcomed Paul into their homes and shared their stories as well as their bounty. He experienced their lives from behind his camera and then at their tables. The small exhibit quickly grew to dozens of portraits of Alabama farmers and artisans dedicated to producing quality food as well as chefs who share their philosophy and exalt local and seasonal ingredients. The collection naturally evolved into this book—Know Thy Farmer—which celebrates individuals ranging from seventh-generation growers to beginners just starting out with a few acres. The spectacular photo essays and stories here written by Tanner Latham take an in-depth look at what it means to grow, live and have fun on a 21st Century Alabama farm. The thread tying all of these individuals and families together is the Market at Pepper Place.
12" x 12"