Maine Women: Living on the Land celebrates the relationship between land and home. This photographic exhibition and documentary video features ten Maine women who have lived most of their lives on the land. Much of their livelihood has come from the land either by producing a product or building a community. The stories these women share have a common thread in their sense of community and legacy of family traditions of work. It is my objective to bring to a broader audience these women's joys and satisfaction that have come from a life lived on and from the land. By looking at other people's landscapes, we can begin to ask questions about where we live and how our space affects us and consequently those around us.

Lauren Shaw