Photographer Audra Mulkern was shopping in her local farmer’s sell in 2012 when she noticed something about “the farmers ” interns: all of them were women.
“It wasn’t until I ensure the absence of men that I challenged my own stereotypes[ around farming ], ” Mulkern told The Huffington Post.
Mulkern spent the next three years traveling the country to capture images of female farmers, whose stories often run untold.
“This project interrupts the idea of what women’s work is, and what a farmer looks like, ” Mulkern mentioned.
Around one in three farmers in the U.S. are wives, in agreement with the USDA. In some states, like Arizona, they make up nearly half of farmers.
But as in most industries, the higher up “theres going”, the fewer females you ascertain: Women merely control seven percent of U.S. farmland, in agreement with the USDA.