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Davidson’s deep commitment to sustainable farming stems from both her personal and professional lives. While photographing in Cuba in the 1990s, she learned of the traditional, natural methods of farming employed there, and realized the parallels with practices her husband John was implementing on their own farm in Washington. The end of a photographic series on Cuba became the beginnings of her visual exploration of a local farming community in Washington committed to sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry. Davidson’s photographs highlight over ten small farms throughout the region; the book opens with an honest and poignant essay by her exploring her personal roots in photography, her affinity for the Northwest, and the joys and challenges many creative souls face of balancing sometimes conflicting identities—in her case, that of photographer, mother, activist, daughter, colleague, wife, friend, and farmer.
Photography has been Anna Mia Davidson's passion for more than two decades, both as a tool to document diverse cultures and environmental issues, as well as a medium for social change. More