While photographing in Cuba in the 1990s, Davidson learned of the traditional, natural methods of farming employed there, and realized the parallels with practices her husband John was implementing on their own farm in Washington
Davidson’s photographs highlight over ten small farms throughout the region; the book opens with an honest and poignant essay exploring her personal roots in photography, her affinity for the Northwest, and the joys and challenges many creative souls face of balancing sometimes conflicting identities—in her case, that of photographer, mother, activist, daughter, colleague, wife, friend, and farmer.
Photography has been Anna Mia Davidson’s passion for more than two decades, both as a tool to document diverse cultures and environmental issues, as well as a medium for social change.
A three-time International Photography Awards winning photographer, her work on sustainable farmers in the Pacific Northwest has been supported by a grant from Fotodocument.org; selected for long-term exhibition by the city of Seattle; and is featured in the March/April issue of American Photo magazine. It was supported by and debuted on the USA Network, was featured on the Today Show and was published by Chronicle Books as part of The Character Project in 2009, a project coordinated through the Aperture Foundation.