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The Migrant Project Contemporary California Farm Workers by Rick Nahmias, Dolores Huerta

The Migrant Project Contemporary California Farm Workers



The Migrant Project Contemporary California Farm Workers by Rick Nahmias, Dolores Huerta

The images in this book highlight the lives of the men and women who struggle to exist while literally feeding this country. Countless words and studies over decades bemoan the plight of those who toil in the fields, but Rick Nahmias' pictures bring farm workers to us in an unforgettable way, taking us beyond stoop labor stills and into their intimate moments and inner lives. Having traveled over four thousand miles to document California's migrant workforce, Nahmias' soulful images and incisive text go beyond one state's issues, illuminating the bigger story about the human cost of feeding America. The Migrant Project includes the images and text of the traveling exhibition of the same name, along with numerous outtakes and an in-depth preface by Nahmias. Accompanied by a Foreword from United Farm Worker co-creator Dolores Huerta, essays by top farm worker advocates, and oral histories from farm workers themselves, this volume should find itself at home in the hands of everyone from the student and teacher, to the activist, the photography enthusiast, and the consumer.

About the Author

Rick Nahmias is a documentary photographer, writer, and filmmaker whose work has been shown across the United States, Europe, and Asia. His photographs are part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian and reside in several private and public collections across the country.

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Publication date

15th April 2008


Rick Nahmias, Dolores Huerta

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University of New Mexico Press


160 pages


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