| Living Under The Trees
May 1st-August 27th, 2011
| The Museum will feature an exhibit Living Under the Trees by David Bacon.
The exhibit presents Mr. Bacon's photographs and oral histories of immigrant
agricultural workers who return from work to tent settlements made of plastic-
The exhibit Living Under the Trees is based on a 2010 project in which Mr.
Bacon photographed and interviewed indigenous Mexican migrants who work
in the fields of California. The exhibit explores the difficult working conditions
in the fields, the acute housing crisis in indigenous communities, and efforts to
preserve and develop indiginous culture as a means of survival and self-expression.
David Bacon has been a reporter and documentary photographer for 18 years,
shooting for many national publications. He covers isssues of labor immigration
and internationalpolitics and is the recipient of numerous awards.
This project is funded, in part, by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council
at Passaic County Community College, through a grant from the New Jersey State
Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endow-
ment for the Arts.