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Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry

by Emery Roth

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rolling


PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: I've spent much of this spring wandering in a valley north of Millerton. I'm not sure what it is I'm looking for. Between the wall of Taconic Mountains on the east and the wall of Hudson HIlls on the west lie rolling farmland, pasture and bottomland swamp. Last season this field was planted with soy.

When I took this shot two-and-a-half weeks ago, I could still walk between the corn rows. Soon I won't be able to see over them. Rolling farmland is an abstraction until one walks between the corn rows. Photography is a way of exploring.