Life on the Farm

In One Small Farm by Craig Schreiner, evocative color photographs capture one family as they maintain the rhythms and routines of small farm life near Pine Bluff, Wisconsin. The Sister Bay Historical Society will have a presentation on his work on July 22 at Corner of the Past at 8 pm, following the ice cream social, held 6 – 8 pm.

Schreiner captures the rhythms and richness of everyday life on the farm in all seasons, evoking both the challenges, the joys, and providing viewers a window into a world that is quickly fading. The thoughtful photos of the Lamberty family explore larger questions concerning the future of small farm agriculture, Wisconsin cultural traditions and the rural way of life.

Schreiner’s parents farmed in rural northwestern Illinois until he was fourteen. In high school and during summers’ home from college, he worked for the weekly Northwestern Illinois Farmer, covering farm issues and farm people in the counties in the corner of the state bordering Wisconsin and Iowa. He began photographing the Lamberty farm and family while working as a Wisconsin State Journal staff photographer. He now works as a photographer in the marketing and media relations office at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and teaches photojournalism at Madison Area Technical College in Madison.

The cost of the ice cream social is $6 for adults and $3 for children; the book presentation is free. The Corner of the Past is located at the intersection of Highway 57 and Fieldcrest Road in Sister Bay.