Posted by Lottie Hedley Photography
Lottie Hedley, originally from New Zealand, is a documentary photographer currently based in mid-coast Maine. Hedley will join the summer staff at the Maine Media Workshops as a teaching assistant for the 2011 summer season. Hedley’s philosophy towards photography is that stories are often overlooked because of their proximity. She believes that, among other qualities, there is beauty, inspiration, conflict, determination, and intrigue, which exist in our own backyards and deserve our attention. Presently Hedley plans to focus her lens on agrarian issues, in particular, the fragile existence of the family farm and its uncertain future. Projects to date include a small organic family potato farm in Aroostook County and also family dairy farms in Maine. These concerns have allowed Hedley to pull on the muddy boots of her childhood growing up on her family’s dairy farm in the South Wairarapa, New Zealand.