Farming charity RABI has published the 2022 edition of its ever popular Farming in Focus calendar featuring images generously donated by leading agricultural photographer members of the Guild.
Supported by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, the calendar helps to increase awareness of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution’s work supporting farmers and their families, as well as raising essential funds.
The front cover image showing a fine line-up of beefy backsides, as well as April’s sheepdogs in a Land Rover shot, were taken by Lincolnshire-based freelance Tim Scrivener.
Born and bred on a farm, Tim has a wide knowledge of agriculture and works for farming and national press titles, as well as breed societies and PR companies.
Cornwall-based Anthony Mosley, who provided the chicken photo for the February page, is well-known for his agricultural, food and rural affairs photography throughout the UK and has earned a reputation for quality and reliability over more than 35 years. Clients range from small farming and food businesses to larger corporates.
Gary Naylor, a freelance commercial photographer specialising in agriculture and horticulture, provided the spring barley drilling picture for March and August’s striking aerial combine harvester shot.
His images regularly feature in the UK agricultural and horticultural press, and publications focused on marketing and ecommerce, and are also used by machinery manufacturers across Europe.
Farmers Guardian photographer and picture editor Marcello Garbagnoli supplied the Longhorn cow and calves (May) and silaging (July) images, while freelance John Eveson donated the pictures of dairy heifers (June) and snoozing Oxford Sandy and Black piglets (October).
John specialises in agriculture and the countryside taking on commissions throughout the UK from his home in Lancashire for major farming publications and PR companies, and is a serial winner of Guild and IFAJ photography awards.
Based in the Yorkshire Dales, freelance Wayne Hutchinson provided the ‘sheep on the moors’ image for September, sheep being a regular subject of his pictures.
Wayne is the official photographer for many livestock breed societies at their sales and shows, and he also works extensively for companies and charities.
A classic image of a Highland cow in the snow was supplied for the November calendar page by Kevin Milner from his home in Hampshire.
Kevin is a countryside photographer specialising in farming and estate photography who studied at Sparsholt College, worked as a countryside ranger for ten years and is a CAA-qualified drone photography operator.
Kath Birkinshaw says she has carried a camera with her throughout her life, working as a contract shepherd and traditional hill farmer in the Pennines of North Derbyshire, capturing real-life images of her daily encounters in a true environment.
She supplied the seasonal image of sheep in snow for the December page, while the January 2022 image of steaming cattle in a shed was taken by Glyn Evans, a freelance photographer based in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan.
The RABI calendar, priced £8 wall-hung and £5 for the desk version, is available to order on 01268 888217 or by downloading an order form from RABI’s website (rabi.org.uk).
All Guild member photographers can be contacted through the Guild’s online Farming Media Centre (visit gaj.org.uk and click Directory) and most have an online resource where stock images can be selected and licensed or purchased for various uses.