Farm is a personal work which explores Betsie's memories of the family's ancestral home in the south-west of the Netherlands. Prompted by the imminent demolition of the original farmhouse, she went back to photograph it and document the changing nature of the farm.Many farms have become unprofitable within the changing economies of Europe and, more specifically, the way in which land use has been reconstituted in the Netherlands. What has happened to the house symbolises many of the wider processes that are happening to farming families in the area.

Farm won the Andrew Sproxton Award, the Association of Photographers Awards ( silver awards - personal project ) and has been exhibited at Naarden Fotofestival, the Netherlands and Les Rencontres d'Arles (book exhibition). The book "Farm" has been producted by KesselsKramer, text written by Tyler Wisnand,published by Pinken publishing and is available at

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