farm worker photographs on mexico/u.s. border wall
David Bacon Fotografias y Historias
Photographs by David Bacon
Playas de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
"En Los Campos del Norte" or "In the Fields of the North" is an exhibition of photographs of farm workers in the U.S., almost all migrants from Mexico, taken by David Bacon. They are hung on the iron bars of the border wall, on the Mexican side of the wall between Mexico and the U.S. in Playas de Tijuana.  The exhibition was organized Jose Manuel Valenzuela and Gabriela Zamora of the Colegio de la Frontera (COLEF), and was printed and mounted by the Centro Cultural de Tijuana (CECUT).


Articles win Awards of Excellence

"Standoff in the Strawberry Fields," which was run by Al Jazeera last fall, and "US-Style School Reform Goes South", which ran in The Nation in last spring, won 2014 Awards of Excellence in Freelance Journalism given by the Guild Freelancers of the Pacific Media Workers Guild in San Francisco. David Bacon was also given the Raul Ramirez Journalist of the Year Award.

The Real News:  Putting off Immigration Reform Angers Grassroots Activists

David Bacon Interviews Dyanna Taylor, Granddaughter of Documentary Photographer Dorothea Lange

David Bacon radio review of the movie, Cesar Chavez

Interviews with David Bacon about his new book, The Right to Stay Home:

Book TV: A presentation of the ideas in The Right to Stay Home at the CUNY Graduate Center

KPFK - Uprisings with Sonali Kohatkar

KPFA - Upfront with Brian Edwards Tiekert

Photoessay:  My Studio is the Street

Photoessay:  Mexico City marches against NAFTA and to protect its oil and electricity

Nativo Lopez dialogues with David Bacon on Radio Hermandad

The Real News:  Immigration Reform Requires Dismantling NAFTA and Respecting Migrants' Rights/ Immigrant Communities Resist Deportations

Books by David Bacon

The Right to Stay Home:  How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration  (Beacon Press, 2013)

Illegal People -- How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants  (Beacon Press, 2008)
Recipient: C.L.R. James Award, best book of 2007-2008

Communities Without Borders (Cornell University/ILR Press, 2006)

The Children of NAFTA, Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border (University of California, 2004)

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