“The Great Plains” is a collection of images examining life in what is often considered flyover land. |||
Josh Grube, 5, says goodbye to his mother Karen Grube before she leaves the family's home to work a 12-hour overnight shift as a nurse at a long-term care facility. Out of financial necessity, Grube has returned to nursing work. The Grubes have rented their home since 2009 but the house belongs to a relative who needs it, so they will have to move out soon. They don't know where they will live.
With low milk prices and a flooded market, the Huwer-Grube farm, owned and operated by Charles and Karen Grube, is losing money. The land has been in the family for five generations, but the Grubes are overleveraged and unable to pay the bills necessary to stay in operation.
Chicago Freelance Photographer | Alyssa Schukar | Photojournalist