How many of us have had dreams of leaving?  

Turning one’s back on the material world.

Living in Nature. 

Growing food, fishing and hunting.

Swimming in rivers. Cooking on campfires.

Waking with the dawn and retiring with the sun?

The Modern Age and its clamour held at bay by our own self-sufficiency.

Dreams of living off the grid.

Lucas Foglia has spent five years documenting the lives of the people who have decided to do just this. 

In his remarkable series : A Natural Order (and now a meticulously curated book of the same title, published by Nazraeli Press) -  Foglia has photographed and recorded a network of people throughout the southeastern United States who, motivated by environmental concerns, religious beliefs, or predictions of economic collapse, have made their exodus from cities and suburbs to re-create their lives

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