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Old farm machinery in field, Ness County, Kansas, May 2012
  • Larry Schwarm
    born 1944
    born: Greensburg, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Old farm machinery in field, Ness County, Kansas, May 2012, 2012
  • Where object was made: Ness County, Kansas, United States
  • inkjet print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 40.7 x 61 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 x 24 in
    Frame Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Courtesy of artist
  • Not on display
  • EL2018.041
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Mobile App Exhibition Label:
"Larry Schwarm: Kansas Farmers", 11-Aug-2018
FOR MORE INFORMATION about this work, turn to pages 34 and 35 in the exhibition catalog (available in the galleries).

Mobile App Tour Label:
"Social Histories", 15-Aug-2018
Photographs are often used as historical documents referencing a single point in time. They represent a momentary situation through the perspective of the photographer. Larry Schwarm took these photographs as part of a National Science Foundation research project, working as part of the research team to investigate farmers’ land use decisions. Schwarm’s images document the individuals whose decisions were the subject of that research. By engaging with the images of these individuals and the landscapes they inhabit, we can gain a better understanding of the complexities of agriculture and the people who create it, including the ways farmers make difficult decisions that have widespread and long-term implications.