Sunday, February 03, 2008

These pieces are from my series on the migrant workers from Lynd's Apple Farm. The decomposed apples hanging from strings are actual apples given to me from migrant workers in the orchards where I was documenting their work. I feel these particular apples are worth more than they are perceived in daily life. They should be treasured and admired for the hard work that was put into acquiring them from the trees and placing them at the public's fingertips. They should be a reminder of the labor value that we place on agricultural workers. They should be a reminder of your own consumer ethics. To think about where the food you eat comes from with every bite.