David Bacon | Civil Eats


David Bacon is a California writer and documentary photographer. A former union organizer, today he documents labor, the global economy, war and migration, and the struggle for human rights.

Strawberry Farmworkers Fight for a Living Wage

A Mixtec immigrant from Oaxaca picks strawberries in Oxnard, Calif. She and her sister support three other family members, all of whom sleep and live in a single room in a house. (Photo © David Bacon)

Photo Essay: A Cooperative Farm’s Long Path to Liberation for Farmworkers

Benito Lopez in a crew cleaning a tulip field. In 2022 after a short strike, tulip workers like Lopez, belonging to Familias Unidas por la Justicia, convinced the largest grower, Washington Bulb, to recognize their workers' committee.

Photo Essay: The Humble Cabbage Connects History and Cultures

Jose throws boxes into the row, working ahead of the packers.