On the Farm

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-11-17
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Pr

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A collection of moving and soulful portraits of beloved farm animals, alongside surprising facts, entertaining anecdotes, and captivating histories of these heritage breeds on American farms.

“The beauty and breadth of heritage animal breeds is on full display in this delightful and gorgeous book.”—Isabella Rossellini, actress and author of My Chickens and I

Animal lovers, homesteaders, eco-conscious consumers, and fans of beautiful photography alike will cherish the charm of On the Farm’s stunning portraits and stories. With over 150 photographs, renowned animal photographer Aliza Eliazarov invites us to take a closer look at the animal breeds taking center stage in the regenerative farming movement. 

Along with fun facts about the domesticated animals who have shaped and changed our world—goats, sheep, cows, horses, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and farm dogs—On the Farm features sometimes quirky, sometimes harrowing personal tales of amazing animals. Meet Bilbo, the donkey in love with truck tires; Kurt, the diminutive Angora goat with a miraculous birth story;and Princess Peppermint, an anxious pig with a taste for cocktails. The focus on rare and heritage breeds will enlighten and inform you about the astonishing variety of livestock and poultry, as well as the impact that the loss of this biodiversity is having on global food security.

Equal parts fine art and field guide, shot entirely on location at small farms and homesteads, On the Farm delivers us to the pastoral with an enjoyable meditation on the animals that civilization has grown alongside.

Author Biography

Photographer Aliza Eliazarov’s passionate exploration of food issues, farming, and animals has led to numerous projects, exhibitions, and publications including in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Saveur, and Food & Wine. Aliza is best known for shooting the award-winning cover stories for Modern Farmer magazine. Her talent for connecting with seemingly common farm animals in uncommon ways is revealed in her moving portraiture. She’s as happy as a pig in poop (while in fact lying in it) looking through her lens and falling in love with every duck, donkey, and goat she meets.

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