In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte

Photographs and text by David Bacon

University of California Press / Colegio de la Frontera Norte

 

In the Fields of the North is an intensive look at farm workers, documenting work life, living conditions, culture and migration through over 300 photographs and many narratives of workers themselves, in both English and Spanish. The conditions of farm workers have deteriorated greatly since the 1970s and 80s. At the same time, over half of the farm workers of today come from towns in Mexico where people speak indigenous languages like Mixteco and Triqui. In the Fields of the North shows that these conditions are provoking a new wave of organizing efforts. It does so visually, and in the words of farm workers themselves.


“David Bacon renews and updates the progressive documentary tradition with these extraordinary, carefully chosen portraits of farmworkers, their families and communities.”

Mike Davis, distinguished professor, sociologist and urban theorist, University of California, Riverside



“David Bacon allows us to be there. Inside the temporary ‘homes’ created in cabins standing in the middle of nowhere. Homes that often become permanent by filling them with the workers’ hope.”

Ana Luisa Anza, Editor and Managing Editor, Cuartoscuro
 

Publication date:  May 1, 2017

302 photographs, 450pp, 9”x9”
paperback, $34.95

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Website for ordering the book from COLEF in Mexico coming soon!