© Ken Light

#1: Midnight, Fiesta Club, Tulare, California, 2007
#2: Foot Line, Westside Community Center, Mendota, California, 2009

Ken Light is a social documentary photographer, and educator, whose work has appeared in books, magazines, catalogues, on-line media and exhibitions.

Ken and Melanie Light embarked on a five-year photographic journey of a region known for its agricultural plenty – and the marginalization of its people. In their 2012 book, Valley of Shadows and Dreams, the Lights dig deep into the harsh truths of farm workers’ daily experiences in California’s Central Valley and take a hard look at the legacies of politics, bureaucracy and control in the region. (read more)

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On October 12, 2012 (7:30pm), Ken Light will talk about his work at the San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall (800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, Ca; at Jones Street). More info here.

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