Art Walk

Published Robbie - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:16pm

Allison Fischer:

Farm to Table

This series is a documentary photo essay on local organic farms in North Central Florida. My aim is to generate public awareness about where local food comes from, how it’s made, the work that goes into producing it and how it reaches it’s destination at your table.

For this series I visited La La Land Farms in Alachua, Florida, the local Farmer’s Market in Downtown Gainesville, Florida, The Edible Plant Project in Gainesville, Florida and a friend’s new farm in High Springs, Florida.

In exchange for the opportunity to photograph these farms I will be volunteering on site and getting my hands dirty in turn. This allows me to not only educate myself on how farming is done, but also affords me the occasion to photograph the farms up close and in detail.

Many of these farms are where people in the community are already buying their produce and goods from at area farmers markets, local grocery stores and are enjoying at neighborhood restaurants.

Casey Wooster is a third year student at the University of Florida pursuing degrees in Anthropology and Creative Photography. Working primarily with photography, her work concentrates human interaction with nature and family history. Taking inspiration from my family's roots in the Midwest, I created a series of black and white images documenting an attempt at rediscovering the Midwest in North Florida. An obscured figure wrapped tightly in heirloom quilts travels across abstracted scenes of the Midwest found in the Floridian landscape.

Matt Town is a filmmaker and a student at the University of Florida. In 2012 he was accepted into the Interdisciplinary Studies (Film & Media Studies) program. Working within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences as well as the School of Art & Art History. I'll be screening a short super 8mm film. Possibly two.. "they are both attempts at capturing with a camera a derive, a french structuralist term"

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated