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Uncle John,
Portraits of a True Yankee Farmer

by Georgia Sheron
introduction by Ann Beattie

Evocative black-and-white photographs of a lifelong Connecticut farmer who adhered to traditions even as the world changed around him

Over the course of a dozen years, photographer Georgia Sheron took numerous photographs of her next-door neighbor, "Uncle John" Ludorf, a farmer who plowed with horses and milked cows by hand into his late nineties. Her striking prints, accompanied by John's observations as garnered in a number of interviews, offer an artful, nuanced, and unsentimental look at a bygone way of life.

"I love the way certain photographs overwhelm with the sheer immediacy and vastness of the terrain, so that it takes a few moments to realize there's a tiny person there. In other photographs, we're persuaded to perceive the way the photographer does: John's spread fingers are not so very different from the splayed branches of the towering tree; his veins are only the living version of the shape he holds." - From the introduction by Ann Beattie

$35, plus $6 shipping

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Georgia Sheron Photography
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Waterbury, CT 06710


Published by Bauhan Publishing
11' x 8 1/2" - 192 pages



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