Stories of a Changing Landscape: A Farmer’s Perspective
Passion, devotion and conviction despite all the odds, farming is more of a vocation than a profession. Shouldering generations' worth of legacy, the baton of feeding the nation passes from parent to child in a relay of responsibility and expectation. Commissioned and exhibited by Swansea Council, this collaboration between documentary filmmaker Florence Browne and photographer Callum Baker sees Welsh farmers share their experiences of this unique way of life, and open up on the mental health crisis sweeping their community amidst impossible pressures.
Stories of a Changing Landscape seeks to amplify the voices of farmers in rural Swansea by documenting and celebrating local farming heritage, exploring the challenges and successes of working the land and how outside influences have affected farming practices over the years.
It is hoped that the exhibition will create a point of connection for agricultural workers struggling with some of the issues explored and to give the public a glimpse of what life is like for those feeding the nation.
- Scurlage, 26 Oct - 27 Oct 2022
- Pontarddulais, Mechanics Institute, 1 Nov - 3 Nov 2022
- Swansea Museum, 22 Nov 2022 - 29 Jan 2023