Photographing Farmworkers in California

Photographing Farmworkers in California

by Richard Steven Street

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804740920
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 06/15/2004
Edition description: 1
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Steven Street is an independent scholar and writer. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Visiting Professor and Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, Dr. Street has been an award-winning photographer, historian, and journalist specializing in California agriculture and agricultural labor. He is the author of Beasts of the Field: A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769-1913 (Stanford, 2004), and he is currently finishing a multivolume history of California farmworkers.

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Prefacexvii
1.From Sketch Artists to Lensmen1
2.From Dry Plates to Halftones26
3.Postcards, Riots, Citrus, and Mexicans52
4.Documentary Origins78
5.Paul Taylor and Dorothea Lange102
6.Government Photographer, American Icon, and Blood on the Lettuce124
7.Facts Behind Fiction and Food for Victory148
8.The Decline and Fall of Documentary Photography172
9.Harvest of Shame196
10.The Delano Grape Strike and Boycott216
11.The Struggle to Organize Farmworkers238
12.Violence, Art, and Justice258
13.Funerals, Pesticides, and Undocumented Workers282
Epilogue300
Acknowledgments321
Index of Photographers327

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