rinne allen
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this on-going series looks at the ways we interact with nature and how, in turn, nature 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 explore both edible & inedible ingredients, the process of growing & harvesting them, and finally, documenting what happens after the harvest…revealing what they become.

this project began 8 years ago as a side project to some of the other photography work i was doing in food & textiles. a series of photo essays and words, the images originally found a home at the new york times' t magazine where they have run since september of 2014. other stories from the series have appeared in Gravy from the SFA and in other print publications.

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, but also for the ingredients and resources it in turn provides us…and, of course, it is hoped that the viewer leaves with a deepened appreciation for the environment, itself.