If you’ve spent any time in suburban America, you’ve seen the contracting agrarian landscape replaced by tidy subdivisions.  Our ever-shifting economy and way of life requires different uses of land, but what about the people behind that shift?

Common Ground, a new piece on MediaStorm, explores the different lives touched by a single patch of land. Photographer Scott Strazzante followed two families on the same land for 14 years; one farmed the land, the other is one of many that now inhabits the tightly planned community that sits atop it. 

It’s a calming, charming, melancholy piece about the similarities between very different lives.

“The land isn’t ours necessarily. God put it here if you will. And we’re just using it. The Cagwins were using it before us, and we’re using it now. And someone else will probably use it somewhere down the road for something else.


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