Tobacco People: Beyond the Smoke

Oct 8, 2015

Photographer Sarah Hazlegrove on a farm visit.

Virginia-and-France based photographer Sarah Hazlegrove has a new exhibit opening Saturday, October 10 at Roanoke’s Taubman Museum of Art. It’s a collection called “Tobacco People".

For many, it may be a very different view of the tobacco world--  as this exhibit culminates a four-year-international journey around the rapidly-disappearing world of tobacco cultivation.

Hazlegrove, whose family owned a tobacco farm in Virginia for 200 years, visited countries where the majority of tobacco is still harvested by hand.

View the Tobacco People website here, and the Taubman Museum of Art 's link here.  Other exhibits are at the O. Winston Link Museum  and the Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Roanoke.