Erik Jacobs and Dina Rudick, The Farming Photographers

Name: Erik JacobsErik Jacobs 

Occupation:  Photographer/ Multimedia Journalist, and First-time Farmer 

Place of Residence: Somewhere between Athol and Boston, Mass.

Background and Personal History: Erik Jacobs is currently enrolled in a learn-to-farm program at The Farm School in Athol, Mass.  But in his decreasing time off the farm, he is an award-winning photographer, who works regularly for many leading national and international publications. He is represented by Polaris images in New York and his clients include: Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, Travel and Leisure Magazine and many more. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts.

Current Projects: Farmer-in-training at The Farm School in Athol, Mass.

Other Fun Facts:  Erik has spent a good part of his professional career building things, which means you can often find him in the shop.  He also fancies himself a banjo player but really he’s just a guy with a dusty banjo and too many excuses not to practice.

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Dina Rudick

Name: Dina Rudick 

Occupation:  Photographer/Multimedia Journalist and First-time Farmer  

Place of Residence: Boston, Mass.

Background and Personal History:  Dina Rudick has worked as a staff photographer and videographer for the Boston Globe for 11 years. During her tenure, the Globe has sent her around the world to cover stories ranging from the tsunami in Southeast Asia, USAID efforts in Pakistan, to women’s health and the earthquake in Haiti. In addition to her photo work, Dina helped to lead the Globe photography department’s transition to online video and has won 3 Emmy's for her own work.  Dina is also an adjunct faculty member at Boston University’s School of Journalism and Harvard Extension School. 

Current Projects: Giving birth to the couple's first child due in May.

Other Fun Facts:  If she isn’t in the garden or whipping up something magical in the kitchen, Dina can probably be found teaching yoga or exercising her other obsession: Downton Abbey.

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To read more about Erik's and Dina's life on the farm and see their photo updates, check out the Plough & Stars Project Farm Blog