This past exhibition was on view from February 1, 2019 to May 10, 2020.
David Bacon is a photojournalist, author, activist, and organizer. Much of his work focuses on farm labor issues. While the people in his photographs are integral to the process of putting food on tables throughout the country, their daily lives are often unseen. This selection of photographs conveys stories of the people working in farm fields across central and western Washington, and their struggle for justice.
Image credit: living 6, David Bacon, photographic print, 2015 (detail). YAKIMA, WA-2015-The hands of Manuel Ortiz show a life of work. Ortiz came to the U.S. from Mexico as a bracero in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and spent decades as a farm worker in California and Washington.