But in today’s fractured media, with so few publications showing serious photography, can a photo really make a difference?
The answer, according to participants in the panel discussion held last night at the VII Photo agency office, is yes.
Thirteen years ago, Chicago Tribune photographer Scott Strazzante began visiting a family farm. Over the years he took thousand of pictures of the couple and their land and all the creatures that lived there. In 2002 he chronicled the farm’s end. Call it death, if you will. Call it progress, if you must
“…I was determined to one day go back to their land and see what happened to it…
He found, on what had been the farm’s 119 acres, a subdivision called Willow Walk. The results are a photographic wonder, as the past bleeds into and is reflected in the present.