: Rice is one of the world's greatest food staples, especially in Asia, but it also grown in select areas in the United States. Rice fields are periodically flooded by damming the fields in an effort to keep other plants and animals out. As can be seen in this 1961 photograph by Joe Munroe, rice fields can be very large and require large amounts of water. Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
: P400_B10_F03_001 Subjects
: Joe Munroe; Farms; Agriculture; Rice; Aerial views Places
: Grimes (California)