The Spanish Farmland Series

  • Photographer
    Tom Hegen
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention
  • Company/Studios
    Tom Hegen GmbH
  • University/School
    HTWG Konstanz
  • Date of Photograph
  • Technical Info
    Fujifilm GFX 100, 100-200mm

In the area between Huesca and Madrid, the art of dry farming is practised. The fields are cultivated during the winter season when rainfall is just sufficient to grow crops. Harvesting takes place just before the summer heat dries out the ground. After the harvest and before rainfall, the soil is roughly ploughed to maximize water absorption. It is then sealed with rollers to reduce evaporation. The fields are also surrounded by stone walls and organized in terraces to minimize erosion.

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