Farmwork: Men and Women on the Land by Colin Shaw
An award-winning collection of over 120 photographs documenting modern British farming and aiming to explode the current myths of life in the country and on the land, myths which ignore the labour involved and the men and women who do the work. He depicts potato pickers in Warwickshire, Derbyshire men building a dry stone wall, shepherds in Northamptonshire, hop pickers in Herefordshire, men dealing in cattle, ploughing, harvesting and stubble burning - the multi-skilled somewhat lonely people on whom agriculture relies. The photographs uncover an industry rooted in tradition yet highly scientific and technical, dependent on both customs and science, men and machines. Colin Shaws work on this book earned him and ICI, his sponsors, an ABTA award.