Slow & Steady explores the contemporary movement away from mass-produced food and towards creative alternatives that offer vitality and potency to participants and their surroundings. Within the Greater Rochester Region, individuals have rejected convenience food to responsibly grow, prepare and share sustenance in cooperative groups. The photographs in this thesis depict scenes from community gardens, community supported agriculture (CSA) farms, farmers markets, and other organizations associated with local food production. Here exists a community of resourceful people, coming together in pursuit of good food. Slow & Steady points to one of the ways in which art can effect social change through the representation of healthy and sustainable food practices.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Photography, Artistic--Themes, motives; Documentary photography--Themes, motives; Food in art; Agriculture in art; Local foods--Pictorial works

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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)


Lieberman, Jessica

Advisor/Committee Member

Miokovic, Alex


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