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This Camera Fights Fascism: The Photographs of David Bacon and Francisco Dominguez


de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University July 29, 2011 - February 5, 2012

David Bacon and Francisco Dominguez have both followed in the tradition of Depression-era photographers such as Dorothea Lange, focusing their cameras on struggle, dissent, immigrants, and workers. Their photographs speak to the global character of contemporary migration. Like the so-called Okies of the Depression, many of today's migrants have been displaced by environmental degradation and wider economic forces.
Curated by Art Hazelwood

images: David Bacon & Francisco Dominguez

Beyond Hope and Struggle, and This Camera Fights Fascism curated by Art Hazelwood connecting the political art of the 1930s and today were on view at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University.

Check out this slide show comparing the 1930s and today using the contemporary photographs of David Bacon and Francisco Dominguez contrasted with Dorothea Lange's photos of the Great Depression.