The photographs featured in this collection document life on a cotton farm, specifically Rotan, also known as Ohlendorf Farms at Rotan Switch.
Not only do these vernacular images reflect her family’s heritage, but also the agricultural life of many African Americans in the rural south. These photos preserve a part of history, tenant farming, which no longer exists.
Lisa McCord is an artist and documentary photographer from the Arkansas Delta who lives and works in Los Angeles and Arkansas.
McCord received her B.F.A from San Francisco Art Institute and an M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts. She also attended New York University, Le Contrejour, Paris, and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. She has self-published several books about her Southern life. Her work has been shown in the U.S. and internationally at fotofever in Paris. McCord’s work is in the collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee.