This story was first published by the Half Moon Photography Workshop as Home Bacon in Camerawork No.9: The Picture Story, pp.4-6, March 1978.

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Pig Killing

r/t: 2 min, 30 sec.

 

The winter of 1976-77, Old Farm, Little Stainton, North Yorkshire. Cyril Richardson and his family reared pigs and killed them each Christmas. Not a story for the faint-hearted.

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Inspirations: 4 of 10

TV documentary. 1969. Beautiful, Beautiful. BBC Omnibus about four photographers. At one point Davidson, who was working on East 100th St. (his book about Harlem) says: "I poise, not pose, people... People have an innate dignity and they will set themselves before the camera in a dignified way. And they will choose what they will give."