Syndic No.9
Syndic Literary Journal

Photography: “1966 Delano Grape Strike Portraits” by Jon Lewis 1938-2009

1966 Delano Grape Strike Portraits

by Jon Lewis 1938-2009

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JON LEWIS WITH DELANO GRAPE STRIKERS ON PICKET LINE 1966

 

In the words of Jon Lewis . . .

“As to what we were doing out in those fields sweating under that sun, it hasn’t been better said than by Dorothea Lange: ‘We, in our work, can speak more than about our subjects – we can speak for them. We can more than speak of our subjects – we can speak with them. They, given tongue, will be able to speak with and for us.’ It was a great privilege to have been able to photograph strong men and women standing. I’m proud to have stood with them.”
(San Francisco 2006)

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Publisher’s Note

Shortly before his untimely death,

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library acquired

Jon Lewis’ 1966 Delano Grape Strike portfolio –

  the most complete documentation of the first year of the Delano Grape Strike ever made.

VIEW COMPLETE PORTFOLIO OF JON LEWIS

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