They say a picture speaks a thousand words, but Alice Mabin’s latest two books speak volumes.
The rural photographer documented the Australian Agricultural industry in a two book series called The Grower The Heartbeat of Australia and The Grower: Roots of Australia.
The images have captured the essence of what it means to live on the land.
They are a photographic insight into the farming industry with the purpose to help people understand the hardship our primary producers face.
Ms Mabin began her journey travelling across Australia to more than 550 properties to document life on the land in June 2017.
She visited stations throughout the rugged outback called Gypsy Plains, Qamby, Iffley Station, Tobermorey Station, Rockhampton Downs and Bull Creek to name a few.
“It takes courage to have the hard conversations and challenge public perceptions for the betterment of farmers and our nation as a whole,” she said.
On her website called Al Mabin, she states her aim is to bridge the gap of knowledge and understanding in agriculture and transport; two industries which are integral to our lives.
She began her career as a photographer and storyteller after she moved to Australia at the age of 20.
“I published my first book in 2014 called The Drover,” Ms Mabin said.
“It was a documentation of the world’s biggest cattle drive which became a 12-time best seller in Australia.”
After completing her second book, The Driver, which honed in on the transport industry, Ms Mabin moved on to the Agricultural industry.
The Grower series The Root of Australia explores the land of bulk commodity crops such as wheat, barley, canola lupins through out Australia where as the The Heartbeat of Australia focuses on how station people farm today.
Ms Mabin was born and bred on the land, on a sheep, beef and deer property in New Zealand.