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Photos documenting farmworkers in the 1960s archived by UC Merced

UC Merced has made 1960 farmworker photos by Ernest Lowe available online.

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 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

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5:14 PM
Tags: December 2020 (15), photos (4)

UC ANR launches photo contest

Providing a new opportunity to engage with colleagues, UC ANR is launching a photography contest and calling all staff and academics to submit their best shots.

“We have so many talented people in ANR, we want to highlight their skills and abilities,” said Mark Bell, vice provost of Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs. “These days, people aren't getting around to see California. The contest will give us all a chance to see scenes from different parts of our beautiful state.”

Photos may be submitted in five categories based on UC ANR's Strategic Initiatives:

  • Endemic and invasive pests and diseases
  • Healthy families and communities
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Sustainable natural ecosystems
  • Water quality, quantity and security

A $50 gift card will be awarded to the first place winner and all staff and academics who submit photos will be eligible for a $25 gift card drawing. In addition, the winning photos will be featured at a UC ANR Town Hall.

All photos submitted to the contest will be stored on UC ANR's WebDam and made available for UC ANR presentations, websites, social media, etc., with credit to the photographers.

Click this link to begin submitting your photo(s). If there are recognizable people in the photo, please ask them to sign a release agreement and upload in the submission survey. The submission deadline for the 2020 photo contest is Nov. 30.

Sample photo by Evett Kilmartin.
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 3:14 PM
Tags: October 2020 (12), photos (4)

See historic UCCE photos at Marin County Fair

An exhibit of photographs taken by UC Cooperative Extension's first farm advisor in Marin County will be on display at the Marin County Fair June 30 ­– July 4.

M.B. Boissevain, who became a UCCE advisor in 1920, took approximately 500 photos of Marin agriculture and its people during his 30-year career. Ellie Rilla, UCCE advisor in Marin County, and David Lewis, UCCE director and advisor in Marin County, have written a book about the agricultural history of the county based on Boissevain’s photos and farm reports.

The 126-page book “Marin Agrarian Roots” contains 82 images photographed by Boissevain.

The book will be available for purchase at the fair for $25. It also will be available at Book Passage, Toby’s Feed Barn, Point Reyes Books, Tomales Regional History Center and Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History.

Read more about the exhibit and the book at

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM
Tags: David Lewis (5), Ellie Rilla (1), Marin County (1), photos (4)

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