Harvesting my life


The Fresno Art Museum is hosting Black Migrants, an exhibition of
my 1960s photos of African-American farm workers and their settlements.
It opened July 14, 2018 and will be up until January 6, 2019.
See Exhibition images at: Black Migrants 
and a selection at Social Documentary Network

 

View other photos from this series  here:

 

I’ve migrated through many fields of work in my life: documentary photography, radio and tv production, poetry, writing of a diabetes patient education book, consulting and writing in sustainable development, industrial ecology, and change management. 
On this site I am harvesting the produce from each of these fields, when it still exists.

My late wife Grace always played key roles in my work–critic, editor, executive secretary, gofer, and sounding board. Without her, I doubt that I could have gotten anything done! Thank you, My Lady!
I created her  memorial web site to honor her life.
I am now living in Wisconsin with my new wife, Lesleigh Lippitt. 

I’ve started harvesting with my documentary photographs of the work and life of California farm workers from the Sixties. You can see the photographs I selected for a Fall 2013 exhibition at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California Berkeley. This show focused on farm worker children and their families. Don’t Cry for Me Babey

You can also hear Sometimes you work a day, a documentary I produced at KPFA-FM in Berkeley in 1961.

In the Spring and Summer of 2015 I’ve revisited two Black Okie communities in the San Joaquin Valley where I photographed in the 60s: South Dos Palos and Teviston. I found many of the children as adults in both places. See this post for the story and photos.

Ten year old Chicana girl harvesting garlic with her Grandmother. Salinas Valley. July 1961
Ten year old Chicana girl harvesting garlic with her Grandmother. Salinas Valley. July 1961

Seeing through the smoke, a selection of my poetry, is now on another site: http://www.indigodev.com/poetryernestlowe.html.

I have transferred a few poems to this Harvesting site selection

My work in Sustainable Development is at http://www.indigodev.com. Later I will summarize here what I learned from my efforts to bring systems awareness to sustainable urban and regional planning, industrial development, climate change and economic recovery.