I began my photographic career in 2002, focusing on the “natural” world absent of people. However, I increasingly recognized that people are integral to much of the natural world and stories can be richer with the inclusion of people.
I have moved increasingly toward documentary/photojournalism, focusing on the environment. In my first project I spent 1.5 yrs on two pasture farms where the families were raising animals humanely & sustainably, telling their story in photographs. The result included a book, Nurturing the Heartland. My most recent work, presented here, focuses on limestone quarry workers.
I do not have a formal education in photography, but have been trained through workshops and classes with some incredible photographers, including Osamu James Nakagawa, John Sexton, Charles Cramer, Peter Turnley, & Phil Borges. See my resume at TomDuffyPhotography.com.