losing a calf

Ann represents the 13th generation of her family to have farmed on the same site in the New Forest. She will probably be the last, as she has no children and no-one else in the family wants to take on the farm. In the meantime she runs it single-handed. The size of the farm has been scaled back over the years and now its economy is based mainly on buying in calves in December, fattening them, and then selling them for beef. Margins are tight. By the end of the winter only two of the eight calves she bought in December survive. Ann's indomitable spirit keeps her going.

Winner, RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year 2017

Winner, Documentay Series, British Life Photography Awards 2017

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