Sarah Hazlegrove ’77 Photographer / Videographer
Hazlegrove began recording the people, livestock, machinery, and landscape of her family's Southside Virginia dairy and tobacco farm over twenty years ago. As she went about the documentation, Hazlegrove realized that what had begun as a personal project about a family and its history with tobacco raised larger issues about extended families, continuation of community, history, immigration and the ending of a way of life that had existed and thrived for almost four centuries. These initial photos led to trips across the tobacco regions of the United States and eventually around the world in a continuing project that has grown to include traditional photographs, projected photo essays, videos, and installation pieces. She will share her experiences and reflections on this continuing journey.