Jon Lewis: Photographs of the California Grape Strike (BOK)

Richard Steven Street

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In the winter of 1966 twenty-eight-year-old ex-marine Jon Lewis visited Delano California theA centre of the California grape strike. He thought he might stay awhile then resume studying photography at San Francisco State University. He stayed for two years becoming the United Farm Workers Uniona's semiofficial photographer and a close confidant of farmworker leader CA(c)sar ChA�vez.

Surviving on a picketa's wage of five dollars a week Lewis photographed twenty-four hours a day and created an insidera's view of the historic and sometimes violent confrontations mass marches fasts picket lines and boycotts that forced the table-grape industry to sign the first contracts with a farm workers union. Though some of his images were published contemporaneously most remained unseen. Historian and photographer Richard Steven Street rescues Lewis from obscurity allowing us for the first time to see a pivotal moment in civil rights history through the lens of a passionate photographer.

A masterpiece of social documentary this work is at once the biography of a photographer an exposA(c) of poverty and injustice and a celebration of the human spirit.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Richard Steven Street
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780803230484
Antall sider 464 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 4cm
Vekt 1216 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Individual photographers, Photographic reportage, Strikes