WAAM is please to present our current solo exhibition ORGANIC featuring exquisite black and white portraits by photographer Francesco Mastalia. Organic showcases the dedicated farmers and chefs of the Hudson Valley committed to growing and living organically and sustainably.
With its rich agricultural land, a long history of organic farming and a zealous dedication to promoting the “locavore” farm-to-table movement, the Hudson Valley is recognized as a key player in the local, organic, sustainable food movement. Not only is it a way of life for many, there is a powerful passion to preserve the practices and traditions that will safeguard our farmlands for future generations to come.
You cannot miss the beautiful quality of Francesco’s black and white images. They were photographed using the wet collodion process, a technique developed in the mid-19th century. This project included a 17,000-mile journey through the Hudson Valley and includes over 100 of its farmers and chefs.
You can purchase the ORGANIC book at WAAM which includes a foreword by Mark Ruffalo, introduction by Gail Buckland, and preface by Joan Dye Gussow.
Woodstock Artist Association and Museum
ORGANIC Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley : September 5 – 27
Francesco Mastalia: Solo show