Erik Jacobs and Dina Rudick, The Farming Photographers
Name: Erik Jacobs
Occupation: Photographer/ Multimedia Journalist, and First-time Farmer
Place of Residence: Somewhere between Athol and
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.
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
to Find Me on the Web:www.JacobsPhotographic.us
Name: Dina Rudick
Occupation: Photographer/Multimedia Journalist and First-time Farmer
Place of Residence: Boston, Mass.
and Personal History: Dina
Rudick has worked as a staff photographer and videographer for the Boston
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
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
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.
To read more about Erik’s and Dina’s life on the farm and see their photo updates, check out
thePlough & Stars ProjectFarm Blog