David Bacon is a writer and photographer, former factory worker and union organizer. He documents workers, migration, and the struggle for human rights. His latest book, In the Fields of the North/En los Campos del Norte (University of California 2017), documents the lives of farmworkers in photographs and oral histories. He is co-chair of Guild Freelancers, the freelance unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, CWA Local 39521. He was board chair of the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and has been an activist for immigrant, labor and human rights for many years.
Co-published with The Nation. In California’s agricultural heartland, farmworkers are fighting back against expensive rents, substandard housing, and economic disenfranchisement.