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Richard Brown | The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont's Past

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When Richard Brown moved to the Northeast Kingdom nearly 50 years ago, he encountered a way of life that was fast disappearing, a land of sheep, cattle, work horses, wood-burning stoves, and small family-run farms. Determined to record it before it disappeared, he spent years collecting images using an 8 x 10″ large plate view camera. He documented not only the hauntingly beautiful landscape but also the people who stayed and worked the stubborn hills and “did so with great but fierce attachment.” 

Richard W. Brown lives in Peacham, Vermont with his wife, Susan McClellan. Brown has published several books of his work, including The Soul of Vermont, featuring more of his quintessential New England images, and My Kind of Garden, celebrating the vibrant beauty of the gardens from around the globe that Brown has worked in. His photographs have also appeared in The New York TimesAudubon, and Vermont Life

Brief presentation at 3 pm followed by book signing.

Free and open to the public. Reservations are no longer needed! Please call 802-649-1114 or email to save a seat. 

Event date: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
291 Main St
Norwich, VT
The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont's Past Cover Image
By Richard Brown, Richard W. Brown (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781567926057
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Davd R. Godine - January 1st, 2018

This is, in every way, an extraordinary book, and it is no light claim to say it will stand, along with Agee's and Evans' record of the dirt farmers of Alabama, and George Tice's record of the Amish of Pennsylvania, as one of the great odes to an America that has passed before our eyes almost without comment or notice.