Photo Exhibit Featuring Maryland Farmers Debuts in the State Capital
As the 2013 General Assembly convenes this week, visitors to the Miller Senate Office Building will be able to view a series of portraits of Maryland farmers taken by award-winning photographer Edwin Remsberg and commissioned by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA). The series, Maryland Farmers: The Faces of the Land, highlights the diversity of people, places and practices involved with food production in our state. Twelve archival 20” by 30” photographic prints will be on display in the second floor lobby near the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs hearing room.
“We are thrilled that Edwin Remsberg’s exhibit will be on display in a space with high visibility for Maryland’s leaders and decision makers starting with the 2013 Maryland General Assembly Session and remaining up the rest of the year,” said Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance. “Edwin captures remarkable images that celebrate the identity of the people, places and practices of Maryland. We are honored that he dedicates his talent to featuring the people and the stories of Maryland agriculture.”
Maryland Farmers: The Faces of the Land showcases those who work the land every day. Through these portraits, Remsberg, who describes Maryland farmers as providers, illustrates the value of the people who work to feed the people of our state and contribute to the growth and sustainability of our local economy.
Remsberg, who is also a farmer, offers unique insight into the lives of Maryland farmers as integral parts of our societal fabric. The images illustrate a sense of place and a link in the chain of the family farming tradition, which Remsberg sees continuing on. He hopes to provide viewers with an opportunity “to see people, not just defined by what they do with their hands, but by what they do with their hearts.”
The photographs will be permanently displayed at MDA headquarters in Annapolis following the exhibition.
Remsberg is best known for his environmental portraits and projects focused on agriculture, food, health care, higher education, and travel. Click here for more information on Remsberg.
Editor’s Note: Photos available upon request.