The Museum proudly opens the exhibit In the Fields of the North/En Los Campos Del Norte by David Bacon on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 7pm.
In the Fields of the North/En Los Campos Del Norte is a photo-documentary exhibit of black-and-white images that explore the lives of today's California farm workers, the labor necessary to put food on America's tables, and the social justice struggles of the workers.
Farm workers are among California's poorest residents. A third make less than minimum wage. Migrants sleep in shacks or tents under trees, or crowd ten to a room in trailer parks. Rural homelessness and poverty are widespread. David Bacon's photography provides a glimpse into the lives of those who work in the fields and capture both the struggle and the hope of their existence.
David Bacon is a photo-journalist, author, political activist, and union organizer. He has written many articles and several books. For more information about Mr. Bacon go to dbacon.igc.org.
This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
In the Fields of the North/En Los Campos Del Norte is on view through Saturday, August 26th, 2017. The Museum's visiting hours are Wed.-Sat. 1-4pm and by appt. For further information, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.