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May 7, 2013

Burning Issues in California: All in One Frame

It’s one of the more simple and eloquent newswire photos I’ve seen in a while the way it juxtaposes two very large but visually separate politically-charged issues and pulls in many more. In the picture, we see the edge of the 100 acre Camarillo wildfire in Ventura County in the background of what I assume are immigration reform-hopeful farm workers. I do imagine, though, the photo is foretelling of more such compositions ¬†as resource issues touching environment, land, labor, food and water, and municipal services only impinge more on each other.

Is that cilantro they’re picking, by the way?

(photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP caption: Farmers keep working as a wildfire on a hill burns in the background in Camarillo, Calif., Thursday, May 2, 2013.)

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