Like photography itself, farming is not a diverse industry and it shows. The British media has often fallen short in meaningfully representing minorities within the farming community and celebrating their work.
Between the 1930s and 1970s, representations of female farmers were most often located in ‘women and family’ pages in the farming press. A history of patrilineal inheritance meant women were often seen as involved in farming due to marriage and were not celebrated as independent farmers or business partners.
‘Land Girls’ is a study based on a sense of diversity. There are a few aspects to this approach namely the content and context of the images to reflect the diverse aspect of women and their relationship with the land.