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'One Small Farm' Documents a Way of Life


The Lamberty brothers, owners and operators of the farm depicted in "One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life"

Follow the rhythms and routines of a Wisconsin dairy farm in 'One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life' by Craig Schreiner. Evocative color photographs capture one family as they maintain their dairy herd and farm near Pine Bluff, Wisconsin. Schreiner's images portray family farm life in all seasons, evoking both the challenges and the joys of dairying and providing viewers a window into a world that is quickly fading. In documenting the Lamberty family's daily work and life, these thoughtful photos explore larger questions concerning the future of small-farm agriculture, Wisconsin cultural traditions and the rural way of life.

The cover of "One Small Farm: Photograhs of a Wisconsin Way of Life"
The images in "One Small Farm" began as a photo gallery Schreiner created while working as a newspaper photographer. He spent more than a year documenting the Lamberty family's life's work to create this book for Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Check out some of the images in the book trailer video.

About the Author

Craig Schreiner has a deep connection to the land and rural people. He began photographing the Lamberty farm and family while working as a Wisconsin State Journal staff photographer. He now works as a photographer in the marketing and media relations office at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and teaches photojournalism at Madison Area Technical College in Madison. He lives in Middleton, Wisconsin, with his family.

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:: Posted September 5, 2013

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