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Chris Johnson farmworker photographs, 1990s 1.5 Linear Feet — 2 boxes

Collection comprises 124 black-and-white digital photographic prints taken by North Carolina photographer Chris Johnson, portraying North Carolina farmworkers and migrant laborers in work settings as well as in their field camps and homes, many of which are revealed as dilapidated and unsanitary. Several series document labor organization and protests, including a five-year strike protesting working conditions for Mount Olive Pickle company workers. Other subjects in the images include the children and families of the farmworkers; volunteer teachers and organizers, some of whom are from the organization Student Action with Farmworkers; tobacco and Christmas tree growing in North Carolina; and street scenes from the border crossing areas of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection comprises 124 black-and-white photographic prints taken by North Carolina photographer Chris Johnson, portraying North Carolina farmworkers and migrant laborers in work settings as well as in their field camps and homes, many of which are revealed as dilapidated and unsanitary. Several series document labor organization and protests, including a five-year strike protesting working conditions for Mount Olive Pickle company workers. Other subjects in the images include the children and families of the farmworkers; volunteer teachers and organizers, some of whom are from the organization Student Action with Farmworkers; tobacco and Christmas tree growing in North Carolina; and street scenes from the border crossing areas of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico.

The prints measure 13x19 inches and are unmatted.

Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection
The Student Photograph Album is a scrapbook of 100 black and white photographs, by an unidentified photographer, of students and scenes at Duke University and in North Carolina as well as images of Virginia, Niagara Falls, and unidentified locations. Many images have captions and identifying information and appear to all date between 1934-1936.

The student photograph is one scrapbook consisting of 22 pages with a total of 100 black and white photographs. The photographs include images of students and buildings at Duke University, especially the Duke Chapel; groups and families, including groups of children; crop fields in North Carolina; beaches and monuments in Virginia including Virginia Beach; Niagara Falls; and several men sunbathing in underwear or posing nude. Many of the photographs have captions identifying people or groups by name, sometimes with first and last names, and/or giving locations. The photographer or creator of the scrapbook is depicted in several photographs but not identified by name; his identity is unknown.