Everyone Had Cameras: Photography and Farmworkers in California, 1850-2000

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University of Minnesota Press, 2008 - History - 718 pages
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American photographers have been fascinated by the lives of California farmworkers since the time of the daguerreotype. From the earliest Gold Rusha era images and the documentary photographs taken during the Great Depression to digital images today, photographers and farmworkers in California have had a complicated and continuously changing bond. In Everyone Had Cameras, Richard Steven Street provides a comprehensive history of the significant presence of California farmworkers in the visual culture of America.

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Richard Steven Street is an independent scholar and writer. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Visiting Professor and Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, Dr. Street has been an award-winning photographer, historian, and journalist specializing in California agriculture and agricultural labor. He is the author of" Beasts of the Field: A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769-1913 "(Stanford, 2004), and he is currently finishing a multivolume history of California farmworkers.

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