An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2023
Vermont Female Farmers is an exhibition of 45 photographs by JuanCarlos González on display in Billings Farm’s Historic Barn from August 19 – October 31. NOTE: The exhibition will be closed for a private event on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.
This project focuses on the meaningful and impactful contributions that female farmers are making to the State’s culture, identity, and economy. From 2020-2022, González visited and documented 38 farmers, photographing them at work during their daily life on the farm, capturing their livelihood, labor, and passion.
The exhibition title, Vermont Female Farmers, evokes each of the three elements portrayed in each photograph. González created stunning portraits of women who work in the farm industry. Each image captures the act of farming, including the products or animals that are produced on each farm. All are set against a backdrop of the wild and varied beauty of Vermont’s land and rolling hills. Within these incredible compositions, each image provides insight into the unique story behind the farms and spotlights the underrepresented voices of women in agriculture.
In conjunction with the exhibition, González brings together the photographs, stories, histories, and insights into each farm in a beautiful coffee-table book. The book is featured for sale in the Billings Farm Gift Shop along with specialty items from many of the farms.
About the Photographer Originally from Maunabo, Puerto Rico, JuanCarlos González is a photojournalist and storyteller, as well as an event and landscape photographer who currently lives in Plymouth, Vermont. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Vogue Italia, the Boston Globe, and Leica Fotografie International.