Photos documenting farmworkers in the 1960s archived by UC Merced
In 1959, Ernest Lowe joined the staff of Pacifica radio station KPFA and almost immediately began documenting the lives of migrant farmworkers. Last year, UC Merced hosted an exhibition of some of those photographs, and now has acquired the complete collection - which the university has made available for free to the public online at https://calisphere.org/collections/27647. Nearly 3,000 photos are in the collection.
Mario Sifuentez, director of the UC Merced's Center for the Humanities and associate professor of history, as well as Emily Lin, head of digital curation and scholarship, were interviewed by KVPR about the photographs. Listen at https://www.kvpr.org/post/uc-merced-acquires-photo-collection-documenting-farmworkers-1960s#stream/0