Entry Title: "FARMED"
FARMED (Dewi Lewis Publishing) Essay by Steven ...,
The Fens, a region of reclaimed marshland in eastern England, is
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one of the richest arable areas of the UK. Paul Hart has been
photographing this landscape of agribusiness over the last six
In FARMED he explores this wide-open environment, a linear
landscape of straight lines and flat horizons, which is monoculture
at it's core. Harts narrative pin points the objects that remain,
when all that surrounds has been cleared by modern agricultural
practice. He conveys natures vulnerability within this unsheltered
and unprotected environment.
Hart's working method is in the vein of documentary, exploring
our relationship with the landscape by highlighting elements that
are so often overlooked. He employs the analogue process and
traditional darkroom techniques, to convey something of the
soulful in a landscape that is rarely considered.