1. Urban Chickens

    02:09

    from Center for Documentary Studies / Added

    210 Plays / / 0 Comments

    For some years I have been intrigued by the urban chicken-raising subculture. Owners of city chickens have different reasons for caring for these once farm-bound animals: some want the eggs; some use the fertilizer they produce to improve the soil in their gardens. Others see them as a learning experience for their children. Whatever the need, there is a common thread: a love of chickens. And this thread is wrapped as tightly around the owners who use chickens as workhorses as it is around those who see them as developmental tools. Chicken firmly in hand, each owner believes his or her chickens are treated better than those raised on corporate farms, and they have all given me deeper insights into the culture of “local.” As the world becomes more connected, and we can travel vast distances in short amounts of time, the desire for a local, rather than global, economy grows. It is my hope that city chicken-raising will spur new ideas about developing and sustaining local economies. Nick Pironio is a Raleigh-based photographer interested in projects that illuminate the human condition. His portraits document various subcultures in American society, and as series they help define our culture and the evolution of human interaction. Nick has been a working photographer for the past decade, and his work has appeared in countless newspapers as well as such publications as Wired, Garden and Gun, Elle, and National Geographic Traveler. Nick is currently working on a project photographing the home interiors of people with visual impairments. This was the final project for the Certificate in Documentary Arts at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. See more Spring 2013 final projects at http://www.cdsporch.org/archives/18602.

    + More details
    • Raleigh Denim Indigo Canvas for Tenue de Nîmes

      02:57

      from Nick Pironio / Added

      49 Plays / / 0 Comments

      + More details
      • Raleigh Denim Hand Dipped Indigo

        02:03

        from Nick Pironio / Added

        44 Plays / / 0 Comments

        + More details
        • Broad Trip

          05:31

          from Nick Pironio / Added

          617 Plays / / 0 Comments

          A little Saturday road trip adventure to the Quartermaster museum for inspiration.

          + More details
          • Pants off, Dance OFF!

            01:52

            from Nick Pironio / Added

            247 Plays / / 0 Comments

            + More details

            What are Tags?

            Tags

            Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."