Alabamaland: April Dobbins

My grandfather, a 91-year-old black man, owns a large farm in Alabama. His farm was cobbled together by our ancestors–former slaves–with the help of their former slave owner. On a good summer day, if you are willing to venture deep into the forest and beat back the kudzu, undergrowth, and rattlesnakes, you can find the slave graveyard. The photographs from this series document a way of life that is endangered today–that of the black farmer.