30 April 2008

Florida tomatoe pickers

Tomato Pickers in Immokalee, Florida

Immokalee is Florida's largest farmworker community. Migrant workers (mostly mexican and guantemalan immigrants) pick tomatoes for below poverty level wages under extreme working and living conditions. Cases of slavery have occurred, and workers are often mistreated.

They workers are paid 45 cents for every 32-pound bucket of tomatoes collected. A worker has to pick nearly two-and-a-half tons of tomatoes - a near impossibility - in order to reach minimum wage.

The Coalition of Immokalle Worker (CIW) is a community-based worker organization that fights for better wages and worker's rights.

Photographer Chris Maluszynski /MOMENT
January 2008


photo: Tatiana Bitir

Lennart Nilsson: Somewhere in Stockholm (Någonstans i Stockholm)

Lennart Nilsson is along with Christer Strömholm perhaps the internationally most celebrated and well known Swedish photographer. In this exhibition opening on 31 May in Kulturhuset, Stockholm we will be presented to some of Lennart Nilsson´s earlier work from the 1940 -1960´s when he worked on assignments for some Swedish magazines. There will be around 40 photographs by the master photographer in this exhibition, none of them previously exhibited. Something to look forward to. The exhibition will be on until 7 September. You should also have a look at www.lennartnilsson.com
All photos ©Lennart Nilsson