Check out these amazing studio shots taken by Richard Babcock at our last photo circle. It’s a unique point of view — photographing the photographer. Many of us take photos because to avoid being in front of the camera, so these shots are even more special. Come join us next time!
Amazing documentary photographer, labor organizer, activist, and longtime De-Bug friend David Bacon talks about his book “Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants.” He knew De-Bug before it was De-Bug, and we are in solidarity with his art and his message all the way from the South Bay.
Truthout Contributor David Bacon on His New Book, “Illegal People”
Writer and photographer David Bacon has released the new book, “Illegal People – How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants.” (Courstesy: David Bacon)
David Bacon’s “Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants” is yours, shipped directly from Truthout, with a minimum one-time donation of $25, or a monthly commitment of $10 or more to Truthout “Illegal People” demythologizes the “immigration” issue and champions the dignity of people seeking work for survival while detailing the need for economic justice.
Mark Karlin: Isn’t the “immigration” debate in the United States really just a coded way of saying, “keep brown-skinned people from Mexico and Central America out of the United States”?
David Bacon: There’s certainly that exclusionary aspect to it. Immigrants coming from Mexico, Latin America, Asia and Africa have always been treated differently from those from Europe. Think about the difference between the experience of Europeans coming through Ellis Island into New York, which was relatively free (and without visas, incidentally), and, at the same time, the incarceration of Chinese immigrants in San Francisco Bay, as a result of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Come meet us at De-bug around 5:30 then we’re heading over to an offsite location (Lusthouse) to do some studio portraits. Don’t get intimidate by the name now…
We’re lucky to have Felipe Vazquez bless the Darkroom at De-bug with his beautiful prints. Check out this video on his love of photography, barrio, and culture.
We gotta let Kodak know that over here in San Jose, we’re keeping film alive, and we know they’ll come back bigger and stronger. So in their honor, we’re kickin off March with our first Black and White Film Photo Class at Darkroom! Sign up cuz spaces are limited!