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A life among sheep
We present a selection of photos from New York City-based Brian Ferry documenting life on the Black Thorn sheep farm in the Appalachian Mountains, North Carolina.
Ferry spent time capturing farmers’ work, from sheep shearing to running a farm. What at first might have seemed like an idyllic experience, but documenting a life surrounded by animals and nature turned out to be a harsher reality and great learning.
After his experience, the photographer confessed: ‘The most important thing I learned is that the prevailing vision of the idyllic small farmer / landowner is really bullshit. The work is hard, the reality of it all can be brutal, and nature is uncompromising in many ways. We tend to think of these farmers growing organic vegetables and living a ‘simple life’ on beautiful land … but [owners] Seth and Sharon are very realistic about the challenges they face.’