There is a solemnity to the farmers, every one of them. As I traveled to farms around the country, I learned of the perennial challenges: If it's a bumper corn crop nationwide, corn prices go down, way down. And in a drought, hay can become too expensive to keep all the animals fed through the winter. Not one farmer spoke of their livelihood as a sure thing. Not one of them had it made.
And yet — and this is what really attracted me to photograph them — the farmers radiate a deep sense of grace and resilience.
"The Farmers" with Tyler Stableford
Watch Tyler, one of Canon’s prestigious Explorers Of Light, use an imagePROGRAF large format printer paired with a Canon EOS-1D C, a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and a Canon EOS-1D X, to capture THE FARMERS project.
Also, join Tyler as he explores the Midwest through the 13-part series in "Capturing the Look: American Farmers with Tyler Stableford".