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Author Berry, Tanya Amyx, 1936- photographer

Title For the hog killing, 1979 / photographs by Tanya Amyx Berry ; essay by Wendell Berry ; edited by Ben Aguilar
Published Lexington, Kentucky : Fireside Industries Books, an imprint of the University Press of Kentucky, [2019]
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Contents Front Cover; TItle Page; Contents; The Neighborly Art of Hog Killing; For the Hog Killing: Poem; Photos; Artist Statement; Editor's Note; Photo Captions; Copyright Page
Summary ""The traditional neighborly work of killing a hog and preparing it as food for humans is either a fine art or a shameful mess. It requires knowledge, experience, skill, good sense, and sympathy," writes Wendell Berry in the essay portion of this book. In November 1979 as in years before, neighborly families gathered to do one of the ceremonious jobs of farm life: hog killing. Tanya Berry had been given a camera by New Farm magazine to photograph Kentucky farmers at work, and for two days at the farm of Owen and Loyce Flood in Henry County, she captured this culmination of a year's labor raising livestock. Here, in the resulting photographs, published for the first time, the American agrarian tradition is shown at its most harmonious, with strong men and women toiling with shared purpose towards a common wealth. Tanya Berry reveals intimate, expressive moments: the teams of young men hoisting animals by physical strength onto a gambrel and wagon for butchering, women grinding meat and mixing sausage and readying hams for preservation, and the solidarity of human beings coming together in reverence for the food they would eat, the lives and bodies which would be taken, and those which would be strengthened"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Selected photographs taken at the request of New farm magazine on a farm in Henry County, Kentucky; exhibited at the Berry Center, New Castle, Kentucky
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Subject Photography -- Kentucky -- Henry County -- Exhibitions
Slaughtering and slaughter-houses -- Kentucky -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions
Swine -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions
PHOTOGRAPHY / Photoessays & Documentaries
Photography -- Exhibitions.
Kentucky -- Henry County.
Genre/Form Exhibition, pictorial works.
Form Electronic book
Author Aguilar, Ben, editor
Berry, Wendell, 1934- writer of supplementary textual content
Berry Center (New Castle, Ky.), host institution
ISBN 1950564010
Other Titles Photographs. Selections