Richard Schultz’s Personal Project Puts A Spotlight on Tobacco Farming

In his recent project, Richard Schultz traveled to Kentucky to document tobacco harvesting.

Richard describes his experience shooting at the tobacco farm:

“I feel fortunate to be brought face-to-face, yet again, with Mexican migrant laborers who come to work in our country and do the hard work very few “Americans” would be willing to do. These images weren’t shot to be about Mexican immigration, they were meant to be about the harvest and labor in our country. It was just interesting to see that the farmers aren’t able to find any U.S. citizens who are willing to work that hard.”

Take a look at more of the images here, and check out Richard’s AtEdge portfolio and website for more of his lifestyle work.

©Richard Schultz

©Richard Schultz

©Richard Schultz