David Bacon

David Bacon

David Bacon's photographs and stories seek to capture the courage of people struggling for social and economic justice in the Philippines, Mexico, and the United States.


David Bacon

Migration poses challenging questions about who is a citizen. These photographs aim to help break the mold that keeps us from seeing this reality. more

Dec 1, 2017 9:53 AM Dispatches

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David Bacon

A growing movement is visible in the streets challenging Yakima’s old power relations. more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine


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The movement has won the ability to meet with detainees inside the prison, been able to offer sanctuary, and found legal help for families. more

Feb 1, 2017 10:23 AM Magazine

In a recent survey of CA domestic workers, 76% work more than 45 hours a week, and 24-hour shifts are common. more

Jul 11, 2016 5:26 PM Magazine

They're organizing border to border. more

Mar 14, 2016 3:03 PM Magazine 12 Comments

By David Bacon "The products coming in from the U.S. had government support and subsidies. Mexicans couldn’t compete with that. People see migration as their only option to survive.” more

Oct 24, 2014 3:45 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Mexico tribunal takes up the plight of migrants made worse by NAFTA. more

Oct 8, 2014 3:17 PM Dispatches

By not asking the right questions, U.S. immigration policy is condemned to a kind of punitive venality, making rational political decisions virtually impossible. more

Jul 27, 2013 6:37 PM Dispatches

Seven hundred workers have died in factory fires in Bangladesh since 2005, including the 112 who burned to death or jumped to their deaths at the Tazreen factory on November 24th. Now hundreds more bodies are being pulled from the rubble of the R... more

Apr 26, 2013 4:49 PM Op-Eds

Seventy years ago this week, nothing moved in San Francisco for four days. more

Jul 13, 2004 12:00 AM Op-Eds