rural

Along the backroads, you can still see family farms and all sorts of structures from the last century. North Carolina has a rich agricultural history. With the aid of an Arts and Science Council grant I began documenting the state’s iconic tobacco barns in 2015. I pass small towns of empty storefronts, generations of rusted farm machinery and barns gradually being overtaken by vines. I drive along the old routes looking for survivors; the odd, hand-built, idiosyncratic, no longer used, and to my eye, starkly beautiful.