Portraits: Photographs of Farm Animals : The family farm is rapidly fading from the American landscape, but the farm and its inhabitants hold a special place in our hearts. We are a nation descended from farmers, still tied to that heritage by strong emotional bonds. In Portraits, photographer Danielle Weil presents 50 exquisite black-and-white portraits of farm animals. Her carefully composed photographs allow us to look at these animals - cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, horses, and donkeys - with the patience they seldom allow us in real life, we get to discover their individuality, their uniqueness all over again. With a lyrical introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg, Portraits is the perfect gift book for animal lovers and for all of us who feel a nostalgic connection to the American family farm.