New Farmers is a collaborative research project between photographer D. Bryon Darby, designer Tim Hossler, and sociologist Paul Stock. An observation of today's independent farmer, the project is an ongoing exploration of experiments in contemporary farming.
Much like our subjects, our fieldwork methodology is based in open process of collaborative naiveté — essentially working alongside one another, simultaneously influencing and learning from the other. In actively maintaining an open and supportive process, the photographs, interviewing strategies, theoretically informed questions, and pattern making combine with design and conversation to make sense of the hopes and hurdles of new farmers.
The exhibition materials consist of a physical newspaper that is designed to be disassembled and hung/pinned as a series of panels. In included in the exhibition, all 12 complete panels will be delivered (two newspapers) and any number of the panels can be curated and exhibited.
New Farmers Panel No. 1
New Farmers Panel No. 4
New Farmers Panel No. 5
New Farmers Panel No. 10
New Farmers Panel No. 12