A year ago, Stanford Libraries announced the acquisition of the archive of California-based photographer, writer, social activist, and union organizer David Bacon. Its extensive documentary focus on labor and social justice, encompassing about 200,000 photographic images, makes it a primary resource of great and immediate value to Stanford’s research and teaching programs.
Work & Social Justice: the David Bacon Photography Archive at Stanford, a physical exhibition originally scheduled to open in Green Library in April, has regrettably been postponed until public events can resume on campus. In the interim, a team of librarians and staff including Laura Wilsey, Deardra Fuzzell, and Ben Stone collaborated remotely to launch the digital Spotlight at Stanford companion to the upcoming exhibition, now accessible to everyone online.
Portrait of David Bacon by Katy Raddatz, 2002.