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Hard-working Hands. A look at the daily life of my mother.
Lucas Foglia illustrates a separate life-style people have chosen to take throughout the southeastern United States, away from our modern lifestyle, that has been overtaken by new technology and has overall become more advanced.
He grew up in the suburbs of New York (on a small family farm in Long Island), and these sets of photos explain why he choose to travel from 2006 to 2010 to photography the lives of people who have chosen to be part of the “back-to-the-land movement”. Since he himself, grew up with parents that still farmed and canned their food while malls and other supermarkets were being constructed around him.
Overall, these people have chosen to separate themselves from the mainstream of society, but they still have the freedom to choose certain parts of society they want to bring with them into their new rural life; such as, cellphones!
This specific image is inspiring to me, as I have focused a lot about the development of children throughout their growing years into society. I try to capture how they see the word, yet it is a perspective I have through my own lens. The fact that this child seems to be thinking intensively into something distant, he is inspiring, and makes me thinking once again how children are society’s great intellectuals.
— James Russell Lowell