Still Learning To See

The hands that feed us…

Every week I have the great delight of volunteering with a number of local farmers at the Montpelier Farmers Market. This time of year the fruits—and vegetables—of their considerable labors are abundant and delicious. I often photograph the produce in full, glorious color but last week felt it was even more appropriate to photograph the hands that grow, harvest, and make all that produce. Click on any image to see it more fully. Thank you farmers!

And serendipitously, a wonderful piece showed up in the New York Times this morning showing the hands of many working people. I recommend this photographic essay by Damon Winter to you.

We depend on others for so much in life. There hands—clean, smooth, worn or dirty—show that fact so clearly.

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This entry was published on September 7, 2020 at 9:17 am. It’s filed under John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Photograph, Vermont, www.johnsnell.photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

7 thoughts on “The hands that feed us…

  1. Liz Snell on said:

    this is maybe one of your best ever… ; make the cards from these! they’re fab. xoxoxoxo

    On Mon, Sep 7, 2020 at 9:18 AM Still Learning To See wrote:

    > John Snell posted: ” Every week I have the great delight of volunteering > with a number of local farmers at the Montpelier Farmers Market. This time > of year the fruits—and vegetables—of their considerable labors are abundant > and delicious. I often photograph the produce in f” >

  2. Linda B Hall on said:

    Love this John! The hands that feed us.

  3. Beautiful! … in idea and image.

  4. Love these images. Could be lots of different Farmers Markets with all that color and hardworking hands, but I feel like I’ve been to this great market now. Lucky you to get to go often!

  5. Karen Dailey on said:

    The hands and the fruits of their labors are remarkable…and much appreciated. Thanks for taking us to the Montpelier Farmers Market with your camera in your hand. The NYT article is superb as well. Thanks!

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