"Having spent the first eighteen years of my life in a very rural area of East Texas, I have a strong personal connection to the hard work required of those who practice agricultural trades. Forgotten Farmers of America was born in April of 2013 and intends to provide a small window into the world of agrarian and farming culture.
Through my photographs, I have documented the tools, workspaces, crops, and livestock of seven Texas farmers in the cities of Denton, Hillsboro, Covington, De Kalb, Clifton, and Wills Point. While spending time with these men and women, I was allowed the opportunity to witness environments and processes that I otherwise would not have known much about.
This project is the culmination of my rural upbringing and my desire to learn and share information about a culture that is often taken for granted."
The contents of this hardback book are printed on ProLine Pearl photo paper, the very best Blurb has to offer. The book contains 40 of my original photographs dispersed throughout eight chapters, each one dedicated to an honorable man, woman, or family. The book is bound with a hard cover displaying two of my favorite images from the project.
I have made two versions of this book available for purchase: this beautifully-bound, hardback, printed copy as well as an E-book adapted for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. My dream is that the messages in this book would be shared and discussed around coffee tables and technological devices across America.