With These Hands by Ken Light in Gallery 4
Ken Light, a documentary photographer and professor at the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, authored the book With These Hands, about migrant labor in the United States.
Recent headlines about the widespread exploitation of children in America’s workplaces shocked me, as it did many in our country. It was all the worse that the exploitation targeted undocumented migrant children who had recently entered the United States, seemingly abetted by a Health and Human Services Department determined to clear unaccompanied children from detention.
A lost childhood is something that can never be regained, children who work in these oppressive conditions need witnesses and ones who are willing to fight on their behalf.