Each year, 10,000 to 15,000 migrant farm workers head to Maine to harvest blueberries and cranberries, cut broccoli, pick apples and supply the muscle and grit that fuels Maine’s agricultural economy.
A new exhibit from photo journalist Earl Dotter—The Farm Worker Feeds Us All: The Labor and Health of Migrants in Maine—chronicles this hard, heavy-lifting and back-breaking work and also Maine’s model migrant worker health care program.
The exhibit currently is on tour and will appear Oct. 23-24 in Washington, D.C., at the Health Care Justice Summit at the Washington Hilton. It is also the subject of the cover story in the October issue of the American Journal of Nursing (subscription required).
A slide show of the exhibit, along with audio of the interviews is available on the Migrant Clinicians Network website.