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UC exhibit sheds light on plight of valley farmworkers

In the photo, a young migrant worker crouches between rows of bell pepper plants outside Arvin, California, wiping the sweat off his face with his sleeve. Photojournalist David Bacon captured the photo in July of 2021, during the height of the record-breaking heat wave that plagued the western United States and Central Valley. Now, his work…