rinne allen
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this on-going series looks at the ways we interact with the environment and how, in turn, our environment provides us with the things we need…for our sustenance, our shelter, and also, for our inspiration. exploring harvests across the American South, the photographs in this series explore both edible & inedible ingredients, the process of growing & harvesting them, and finally, what happens after the harvest, revealing the yield.

this project began in 2008 as a companion project to the other photography work i was doing at the time with food & textiles & nature. a series of photo essays and words, harvest originally found a home at the new york times' t magazine where it has run, intermittently, since september 2014. other stories from the series have appeared in Gravy, saveur magazine, and elsewhere.

it is hoped that new learning will take place for the viewer: a deepened appreciation for those who work with their hands in the environment, the cycles of nature and the challenges these cycles bring, and also a renewed appreciation for the ingredients and resources …and, of course, it is hoped that the viewer leaves with a deepened appreciation for the environment, itself, for we are in a symbiotic relationship…one that morphs and changes with each breath.