David Bacon is a journalist and photographer. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service and a regular contributor to The Nation, The Progressive, Z, The American Prospect, and the L.A. Weekly. His photographs documenting the lives of the workers discussed in the book were recently exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California as well as in Germany and Great Britain. His work can be seen at http://dbacon.igc.org.
"In his new book, In the Fields of the North/En los Campos del Norte, David Bacon captures the experiences of migrant workers in California through heart-wrenching photographs." - East Bay Express
"Exploitative wages and living conditions are the norm for migrant farmworkers, but the book does search for solutions...[Bacon's] book aims not merely to show but to tell." - Agatha French, Los Angeles Times
“Avoiding both sensationalism and sentimentality, the photos reveal not only the workers’ desperate poverty, but also the dignity of their toil and their consuming effort to provide a better life for their children.” - San Francisco Chronicle
"Filled with poignant photographs, accessible stories, and first-person immigrant narratives. Every middle and high school library should have this fine book." - Rethinking Schools
“Remarkable.” - Labor Notes