On September 22nd, 1985 I traveled to Champaign, Illinois to photograph the first Farm Aid concert, having no idea that it would end up being a big part of my life for years to come. I photographed the next one in Austin, Texas, and in 1990 the fourth one in Indianapolis, Indiana. A chance meeting with Carolyn Mugar, the executive director of Farm Aid, in the photo pit during the finale made me realize that they did not have a photo archive. 23 years later, I still photograph all the concerts and donate my services and photos to the cause!
This photo of John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson (the founders of Farm Aid) was taken at the press conference for the fourth Farm Aid in March of 1990 in Indianapolis, Indiana.