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Exhibit: Living Under Trees


Living Under Trees

Featuring photographs by David Bacon, this photography and oral history project documents Mexican indigenous farm worker communities in rural California and scattered on the edges of cities from San Diego to Santa Rosa. Viewers learn more about the lives of indigenous people from Oaxaca who work in our fields and call California home. Despite often harsh working and living conditions, their dignity, determination, and rich culture is apparent in these photographs. Portrayed are the difficult working conditions, the acute housing crisis in indigenous communities, and efforts to preserve and develop indigenous culture as a means of survival and self-expression.