AGE OF THE FARMER
In the summer of 2015, filmmaker Spencer MacDonald joined me to travel throughout the Pacific Northwest to produce a short film on young farmers. This film is an attempt to express some of the thoughts and feelings of the young farmers that we stayed with. This video accompanies the photo project the age of the farmer.
Staff Picked on Vimeo. Featured on The Atlantic's Editors' Picks and National Geographic's Short Film Showcase. Official selection for the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, and Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival.
In March of 2016, Spencer MacDonald and I traveled to the highlands of the Kenyan Rift Valley to film and photograph running culture for Golazo. We stayed in the family homes of some of these athletes, and documented their daily lives as they prepared for international competition.
People often wonder what makes Kenyan runners among the best in the world. In preparation for this project, we came across many different opinions on this; ranging from diet, to genetics, to initiation ceremonies. However, working on this project directly with the athletes gave us different answers. This film is an attempt to provide an experiential journey through Kenyan running culture. Special thanks to all of those that we stayed or spent time with. Your warmth and hospitality will always remain with us.
Conservation Generation is a new short film by the National Young Farmers Coalition that offers a look into the lives of four young farmers and ranchers in the arid West. Despite contending with the impacts of historic drought, climate change, and increased competition for water, the film’s farmers are each committed to their communities and to finding innovative solutions to water shortages. To read more about the four farmers featured and to help NYFC and local partners protect water, visit youngfarmers.org/conservationgeneration