“ROOTED IN THE LAND: A Tribute to Eastern Shore Farmer
Recently the Oxford Museum unveiled its latest exhibit celebrating farmers and farms on the Eastern Shore. Rooted in the Land: A Tribute to Eastern Shore Farmers showcases poignant images by renowned photographer Edwin Remsberg. Edwin’s career as a photographer started at a young age through his connection to the agricultural community in Maryland. His first projects were with 4-H, the national agricultural youth organization, which allowed him to expand his family’s generational roots in agriculture and apply them to a new discipline. Edwin’s utilization of the camera as a way to communicate with the world lead him through a rich and varied photography career, as diverse as his skillsets. From sport to fine art, and even combat photography, Edwin has worked in 40 countries and all 50 states. He has become a storyteller with his imagery and keeps the themes and relationships he’s picked up along the way reflective of the photographer, the photojournalist, and the artist he has become.
Edwin’s photos are a perfect companion and segue to the forthcoming exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America, an exhibit from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Mainstreet program. Crossroads will include a number of related programs offered by both the Oxford Museum and local and regional partners. For example, the Oxford Community Center will host a Farm to Table Dinner in the fall and the Museum will be hosting several educational programs including an on-site visit with local farmer Steve Cox on September 17.
Crossroads: Change in Rural America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Maryland Humanities. The Crossroads exhibit will open at St. Paul’s Church, Oxford, on October 29th and run through December 16th. Exhibit days and times are Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. The Remsberg exhibit will run concurrently at the Oxford Museum.