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 Rush-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."-back cover.

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Contents

Images from the Era of Conquest and Colonization
3
Photography and Painting
34
Carleton E Watkins in the Fields
68
Copyright

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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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