An exhibition of documentary photographs by David Bacon and Kathya Landeros about immigration to the United States from Mexico and Central America.
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."
Kathya Landeros: Sandra’s Quinceañera paid for with remittances
from the United States, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2008
Kathya Landeros: Jose Jesus Garcia Alvilez, age 71, has lost
all his sons to the United States. Guanajuato, Mexico, 2008
Kathya Landeros: The boys of ‘El Gusano’, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2008
David Bacon: Labor Camp
David Bacon: Picking Lemons