If you are in the Sacramento area, you have to check out these amazing photographers telling an important story of our times.
Beyond Borders: Immigration Images and Stories
Photographs by David Bacon and Kathya Landeros
Wed, 03/09/2011 – Sat, 04/02/2011
Artist Reception Date:
Fri, 03/11/2011 – 5:30pm – 9:00pm
An experienced photographer, journalist, and former labor organizer, Bacon’s stunning work of photographs and oral history documents the new reality of migrant experience: the creation of transnational communities. He takes us inside these communities and illuminates the ties that bind them together, the influence of their working conditions on their families and health, and their struggle for better lives.
Landeros, herself from a family of immigrants from Central Mexico, proposes that “If one can accept that the history of migratory policy toward Mexico has been complicated as we negotiate between our demands for labor and our need for cultural sovereignty, then we can acknowledge that the migrant communities that have developed in Mexico are a manifestation of these complexities.”
This is the San Jose issue, and for all of you who like magazines for their pictures, check out the nice photos in there produced by De-Bug photographers! Click on the cover below to take you to the issue…and if you got stories to tell about your neighborhood, come through the Tuesday open editorial meetings at 5:30PM at Debug (701 Lenzen Avenue, SJ).