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

David Bacon

September 12, 2017

Black and white image of a man pouring peppers into a box in a field.

Event Description

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.


David Bacon


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