People have been living off the land since the dawn of time. As of recently, our desire to be free of additives and to reduce our carbon footprint has created more widespread “homesteading” and subsistence living. This lifestyle is exactly what Catie Colvin Sampson focuses on in her collections. This week, the Photo Crusades travels outside the levee system via Catie’s work.
Catie, who is a grant recipient of the Michael P Smith Fund for Documentary Photography, recently had a residency with the National Park Service. Her use of handmade gelatin bromide glass plates, which dates back to 1870, gives her photography a unique and gritty appearance.
Let’s see how Catie’s black and white storytelling style translates into this week’s theme of the Photo Crusades