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.
Across The Tracks: What Life Is Like in Fresno’s “War Zone”
Co-published with The Nation. A community of migrants and unhoused people call the shuttered downtown of this California city home.
The Color of Water
Co-published with The Nation. In one of the richest agricultural areas in the world, residents of California’s colonias still don’t have access to clean running water.
Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It’s Also a Fight.
Co-published with The Nation. In California’s agricultural heartland, farmworkers are fighting back against expensive rents, substandard housing, and economic disenfranchisement.
The Apple Pickers of the Yakima Valley
Co-published with The Atlantic. A photo essay Scenes from the daily lives of farmworkers in central Washington