Capturing Oregon's agriculture through a camera lens

Capturing Oregon's agriculture through a camera lens
NORTH BEND, Ore. - Oregon's food and agriculture are being celebrated in a traveling display of award-winning photography currently on display at the Pony Village Mall.

"Savory Images" is the title of the collection of photos, presented by the Oregon State University Extension and Experiment Station Communications and the College of Agricultural Sciences.

All taken by photographer Lynn Ketchum over a five year period, the photos are images from the Oregon's Agricultural Progress Magazine and showcase the bounty of Oregon agriculture.

"We're really hoping people start some discussion about food, what they eat, where it come from, how it's grown, the people behind the products," says Ketchum.

He says he wanted to capture the agricultural industry in Oregon and the people that are involved in it, through these photos.

He says he learned a lot while working on this project too.

"I cannot get over the breadth of agriculture, the number of commodities, it's, I think it's around 140 different commodities. I haven't represented all of them here, but I tried to give you a sense of them."

Pony Village Mall is the last stop in this displays tour around the state.

The photos are located in the mall across from Sear's through August 11.