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David Bacon (photojournalist)

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Occupation  Photojournalist, author, political activist, union organizer
Books  Illegal People: How Glob, The Right to Stay Home: H, The Children of NAFTA, Communities without Borders, The Beatles' England

David Bacon is a photojournalist, author, political activist, and union organizer who has focused on labor issues, particularly those related to immigrant labor. He has written several books and numerous articles on the subject.


Bacon's parents were strong supporter of unionism and his early interest in labor issues began with union organizing activities. He was involved in organizing efforts for the United Farm Workers, the United Electrical Workers, the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, the Molders' Union and others.


  • The children of NAFTA : labor wars on the U.S./Mexico border 2003
  • Communities without borders : images and voices from the world of migration 2006
  • Illegal people : how globalization creates migration and criminalizes immigrants 2008
  • The right to stay home : how US policy drives Mexican migration 2013
  • Exhibitions and articles (partial list)

  • Every worker is an organizer : Farm labor and the resurgence of the United Farm Workers. WorkingUSA.Volume 2, Issue 6, pages 67–76, March–April 1999. 1999
  • David Bacon, Fotografien: IG Metall-Galerie Frankfurt am Main, [13. März bis 28. April 2000] 2000
  • Christmas at Woodfin Suites: When Woodfin Suites fired its immigrant workers, was it obeying the law or dodging a living-wage ordinance? East Bay Express, 24 Jan 2007. 2007
  • Immigration and the Culture of Solidarity in Globalization and Migration (AFSC). Pages 58–66. 2008
  • Uprooted and Criminalized: The Impact of Free Markets on Migrants in Globalization and Migration (AFSC). Pages 69–91. 2008
  • Displaced, unequal and criminalized : fighting for the rights of migrants in the United States 2011
  • Living on the Streets of Oakland East Bay Express. August 6, 2014. 2014
  • References

    David Bacon (photojournalist) Wikipedia

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