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The Last Harvest: Truck Farmers in the Deep South (Center Books on the American South Series) [Hardcover]

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Item description for The Last Harvest: Truck Farmers in the Deep South (Center Books on the American South Series) by Tom Rankin Perry Dilbeck...

Perry Dilbeck's black-and-white photographs affectionately document the disappearing livelihood of the southern truck farmer. Small and independent operators, truck farmers typically own fewer than forty acres of land and sell their vegetables and fruits at roadside stands or local farmers' markets. In recent years, the rise of large-scale commercial farming coupled with overdevelopment, which swallows up farmland daily, has greatly diminished this traditional business.

To honor these farmers, Dilbeck chose to photograph them with a Holga, the simplest of plastic cameras. The Holga was first produced in 1982 as an inexpensive mass-market camera for working-class Chinese, who used them for family portraits or at family events. The sometimes surprising effects of the Holga, including vignetting and blurring, have popularized it with fine-art photographers.

Dilbeck, who formed close relationships with the farmers he portrays, always carried a tape recorder with him. The farmers' stories and memories, which are quoted in the book, are filled with the same pride and dignity that come through in Dilbeck's photographs. The farmers' faces show signs of a vigorous life. Dilbeck's images also show the vibrant stamp of the men's presence on the landscape: their garden plots, their antique machinery, and their homes and outbuildings. A culmination of more than ten years of work, The Last Harvest pays tribute to the dignity of local ways in the face of globalism and urban expansion.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   100
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 7.2" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 25, 2006
Publisher   Center for American Places
ISBN  193006649X  
ISBN13  9781930066496  

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Eye of a Master  Feb 22, 2007
A book of beautiful, poignant photographs, combined with personal thoughts and insights, that give honor to a proud and noble group of people - truck farmers.

Perry Dilbert's book is a must have if you are especially fond of plastic cameras (i.e. the Holga, Diana, etc.). His images are a prime example of the power and beauty behind these simple devices - and especially of what can be achieved if placed in the hands of a master photographer. Simply breathtaking!

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