Human Nature

CompanyAnna Mia Davidson Photography
PhotographerAnna Mia Davidson
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Farming is a link we share with most nations on earth and is a bond that makes us more similar than different. It is now a crucial time in history where nations must look to alternative means of food production as an answer to environmental, social, and health issues. These images are from my book Human Nature: Sustainable Farming in the Pacific Northwest (Minor Matters Books), a long-term photography project documenting the resurgence of sustainable farmers as a growing movement. The individuals within that movement capture a connection to the earth. As a nation, and as an interconnected world our future depends on a new appreciation for local production and consumption, and we will need to embrace and cherish how it looks to be truly sustainable.

Story

As the earth necessitates a growing need for sustainability and a move away from industrialized farming techniques, this photographic project is a portrait documentation of the resurgence of sustainable farmer's in the Pacific Northwest. The individuals that represent that movement are bright, passionate, inspiring and capture a connection to the earth. They are people who are part of a movement to farm responsibly despite obstacles to exist. Farming is a link we share with most nations on earth and is a bond that makes us more similar than different. It is now a crucial time in history where nations must look to alternative means of food production as an answer to environmental, social, and health issues. The amount of work and dedication to be a true steward of the land is humbling to witness. As a nation, and as an interconnected world our future depends on a new appreciation for local production and consumption, we will need to embrace and cherish how it looks to be truly sustainable.

About Photographer

Anna Mia Davidson was born and raised in New York City. Her work has been shown at Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York; Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles; Leica Gallery, Los Angeles, Leica Gallery New York; Benham Gallery, Seattle; Fototeca Gallery, Havana; Lehigh University, Pennsylvania; and is part of Zoellner Art Center’s permanent collection. Davidson was commissioned as a “Character of America” Photographer by Aperture and USA Television Network, and has been awarded several honors including sponsorship from Blue Earth Alliance for her project on Cuba, the Jeni Dellaccio Award for photography, an International Photo Award and Honorable Mention, and the 2004 Golden Light Top Photographers Award for Documentary Photography. Davidson has been a guest speaker at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Seattle Town Hall, and was selected as an Arts Envoy for the United States Embassy Thailand. Davidson is based in Seattle, Washington.