Barns Across America

Barns Across America

A Photographic Journey

Jeffrey Steccato


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In 1935, 6.8 million farmers operated across the United States, having built barns to shelter their livestock and store their harvest. These types of barns were built based on the settlers’ country of origin and varied in size, shape, style, and color. Today, American barns are a disappearing icon and a threatened part of our heritage, as the need for them has simply diminished. There are only approximately 650,000 barns remaining in America, most nonfunctioning. With this knowledge, award-winning photographer Jeffrey Steccato has been driving the back roads of America, from Arizona’s ghost towns to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and up to New England, photographing American barns, keen to tell their stories and capture an important piece of history before it disappears. Featuring a sublime collection of images, and anecdotes about his weathered and wonderful subjects, Steccato’s book is sure to capture his readers’ interest and enthusiasm for American barns.


Jeffrey Steccato:
Throughout his career as a professional photographer, Jeffrey Steccato has entered several of his photographs in over one hundred professional photography competitions and placed in each and every one of them. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Courts of Honor Award, Judges Choice Awards, and Kodak Gallery Awards. His work has appeared on magazines covers, calendars, and has been displayed in the Professional Photographers coveted Loan Collection books several times throughout his career. In August 2000, after obtaining his certification, Jeffrey achieved his Master’s degree in photography. In April, 2010, he received the Professional Photographers National Award for his meritorious contributions to his profession. These awards are the highest honors awarded by the Professional Photographers Association, ranking Jeffrey in the top 3 percent of the top photographers nationwide. Jeffrey is the owner of Haviland Photography.