Vermont Female Farmers
August 19 at 10:00 am - October 31 at 5:00 pm
Vermont Female Farmers is an exhibition of 45 photographs by JuanCarlos González on display in Billings Farm’s Historic Barn from August 19 – October 31. This project focuses on the meaningful and impactful contributions that female farmers are making to the State’s culture, identity, and economy. From 2020-2022, González visited and documented 38 farmers, photographing them at work during their daily life on the farm, capturing their livelihood, labor, and passion.
The exhibition title, Vermont Female Farmers, evokes each of the three elements portrayed in each photograph. González created stunning portraits of women who work in the farm industry. Each image captures the act of farming, including the products or animals that are produced on each farm. All are set against a backdrop of the wild and varied beauty of Vermont’s land and rolling hills. Within these incredible compositions, each image provides insight into the unique story behind the farms and spotlights the underrepresented voices of women in agriculture.