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Take BART to rural California

From: KALW
Length: 07:30

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you’ve ridden on BART lately, you might have seen a photograph of a blue and white beach umbrella standing at the edge of a green farmer’s field. The caption reads, “Those are potatoes.” Or one with a girl in a cowboy hat standing upright in her horse’s saddle, swinging a lasso over her head. The caption: “She’s Also Pretty Good At Volleyball.” Or one with a boy wearing a green 4H tie, proudly holding a goat to his side. “Jesús and Lightning,” The photos are visions of rural California, pasted on the walls one of the state’s most iconic urban structures. They represent how photographer and writer Lisa Hamilton sees her state. She traveled 10,000 miles over the past year, taking pictures and recording interviews. The result is the photo series “Real Rural.”

Default-piece-image-1 you’ve ridden on BART lately, you might have seen a photograph of a blue and white beach umbrella standing at the edge of a green farmer’s field. The caption reads, “Those are potatoes.” Or one with a girl in a cowboy hat standing upright in her horse’s saddle, swinging a lasso over her head. The caption: “She’s Also Pretty Good At Volleyball.” Or one with a boy wearing a green 4H tie, proudly holding a goat to his side. “Jesús and Lightning,” The photos are visions of rural California, pasted on the walls one of the state’s most iconic urban structures. They represent how photographer and writer Lisa Hamilton sees her state. She traveled 10,000 miles over the past year, taking pictures and recording interviews. The result is the photo series “Real Rural.”

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Broadcast History

Aired on Crosscurrents on KALW public radio 91.7FM on February 8, 2012

Transcript

If you’ve ridden on BART lately, you might have seen a photograph of a blue and white beach umbrella standing at the edge of a green farmer’s field. The caption reads, “Those are potatoes.” Or one with a girl in a cowboy hat standing upright in her horse’s saddle, swinging a lasso over her head. The caption: “She’s Also Pretty Good At Volleyball.” Or one with a boy wearing a green 4H tie, proudly holding a goat to his side. “Jesús and Lightning,”

The photos are visions of rural California, pasted on the walls one of the state’s most iconic urban structures.

They represent how photographer and writer Lisa Hamilton sees her state. She traveled 10,000 miles over the past year, taking pictures and recording interviews. The result is the photo series “Real Rural.”

The website for the series opens with the message, “Welcome to the rest of California.”

“There's this great divide between ru...
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