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In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte


RENTAL FEE: $2,500 + shipping for an 8-week booking

SIZE: 200-250 linear feet


LANGUAGES: English, Spanish


Stories and photographs of migrant farm workers give visitors a reality check on the food they eat and the people who harvest it.

Traveling with migrant workers as the fruit and harvest season moves from the Mexican border north to Washington state, In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte reveals the stories of contemporary migrant farm workers on the West Coast. The exhibition attempts to shed light on some basic questions: How much do we know about the lives of the people who feed us? Where do they live? How does it feel to do some of the hardest repetitive labor imaginable? And, what answers do farm workers themselves have to end their poverty and endless migration?

In the Fields of the North is a series of evocative photographs accompanied by moving oral narratives - fully translated into both English and Spanish - that take visitors into the contemporary world of migrant farm workers. Photographer and journalist David Bacon has spent over three decades documenting the lives of migrant workers and organizing with United Farm Workers, and this documentation has been used by FIOB and CRLA to advocate for the rights of migrants and farm workers. His book of the same name will be released by UC Press in May of 2017.

The exhibition includes:

  • (56) 30" x 24" black and white photographs and accompanying detailed narrative captions in both English and Spanish
  • (6) interpretive text panels in both English and Spanish
  • United Farm Workers video from the 1970s in Spanish, with subtitles in English
  • Gallery copy of UC Press' In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte
  • Exhibition press kit with digital images
  • Suggested programming ideas

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte features the works of David Bacon, is produced in partnership with the California Rural Legal Assistance and the Binational Front of Indigenous Organizations, and is traveled by Exhibit Envoy.

TOP ROW, LEFT: Manuel Garcia, a farm worker from Esteli, Nicaragua, shows the juice from trimming tobacco plants on his hands and arms / Manuel García, un trabajado agrícola de Estelí, Nicaragua, muestra sus manos y brazos manchadas de jugo por recortar las plantas de tabaco. TOP ROW, RIGHT: Maria del Carmen Tello picks lemons near Mecca, in the Coachella Valley / María del Carmen Tello recoge limones cerca de Mecca, en la Valle de Coachella. 2ND ROW: "Many Oaxacan you see themselves as American and not Oaxacan. It's important for us not only to learn English, but also to know our history and remember our ancestors." - Rafael Flores / "Muchos jóvenes de Oaxaca se ven a sí mismos como americanos y no como oaxaqueños. Por eso para nosotros es importante no sólo aprender inglés, sino también conocer nuestra historia y recordar a nuestros antepasados." - Rafael Flores. 3RD ROW: Jose Chavarria, a farm worker from Sahuayo, Michoacan, lives in a settlement of trailers in Raisin City / José Chavarría, un trabajador agrícola de Sahuayo, Michoácan, vive en una colonia de remolques en Raisin City. BOTTOM: Outside the labor camp, the children of strikers at Sakuma Farms set up their own picket line on a fence at the gate / Los hijos de los huelguistas de Sakuma Farms realizan su propia protesta sobre una cerca en la entrada del campamento de trabajo.


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