David Bacon

David Bacon

David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist based in Oakland and Berkeley, California. His photography illuminates issues of labor, immigration, indigenous communities and culture, and international politics in regions including Mexico, the Philippines, Europe, and Iraq. Bacon is the author of three books:  The Children of NAFTA (University of California Press, 2004), Communities Without Borders ( ILR/Cornell University Press, 2006) and Illegal People – How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants (Beacon Press, 2008). Bacon is an associate editor at Pacific News Service, and writes for TruthOut, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Additionally, he hosts a half-hour weekly radio show on labor, immigration and the global economy on KPFA-FM. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Max Steinbock Award, Project Censored Award, Los Angeles Press Club Award, New America Media Award, Domingo Ulloa Cultural Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Southwest Labor Studies Association. Illegal People was awarded the Best Book Award for 2007-8 by the Working Class Studies Association. Prior to his career as photojournalist, Bacon was a labor organizer for unions primarily composed of immigrant workers. Last updated July 2017

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