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In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte: Book Talk with David Bacon

September 12, 20176:00 pm7:30 pm


Please join us for a conversation with activist and photographer David Bacon to talk about his new book, In the fields of the North / En los compos del norte. In this landmark work of photo-journalism, Bacon documents the experiences of some of the hardest-working and most disenfranchised laborers in the country: the farmworkers who are responsible for making California “America’s breadbasket.” Combining haunting photographs with the voices of migrant farmworkers, Bacon offers three-dimensional portraits of laborers living under tarps, in trailer camps, and between countries, following jobs that last only for the harvesting season. He uncovers the inherent abuse in the labor contractor work system, and drives home the almost feudal nature of laboring in America’s fields.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register for the event.

Books will be available for purchase at the event or can be purchased from University of California Press.

This event is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Labor Center; the Center for Latin American Studies; the Oakland Institute; the Pacific Media Workers Local 39521, CWA; and the School of Social Welfare.


David Bacon is a photojournalist, author, political activist, and union organizer. His photographs focus on labor issues, particularly on immigrant workers, and he is the author of four books on immigrant and migrant communities.