Farmworker photos well-done


September 8, 2021

Just a note of appreciation and admiration of Craig Barber’s photos of the harvesting workers printed in the La Conner Weekly News of September 1.

They are beautiful and respectfully recorded.

Often photos of workers are shot well-meaning to respect privacy, but are instead mediocre, sacrificing the soul of the moment to preserve identity. Barber’s photos in this case are reminiscent of a Thomas Hart Benton painting: an homage to the working force.

If you haven’t seen them, it is worth your time to take a look on line.

I look forward to more of this caliber of photography in the newsp...

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