Oaxaca Uprising





Saundra Sturdevant Photography

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In the early 1980's, Saundra Sturdevant began to photograph professionally when she lived in Beijing and worked at the Foreign Languages Press, a work unit of the Chinese State. Since that time she has worked as a documentary photographer in Asia and in Central and North America.

Saundra Sturdevant lives on five acres in Three Rivers, California, a small-unincorporated town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, outside Sequoia National Park. It is marvelously quiet and she organically grows most of her food. She moved to Three Rivers from Berkeley in 1995, having lived there since 1972 when she completed her doctoral work in Modern Chinese History at the University of Chicago and moved to Berkeley to accept a post-doctoral position at the Center for Chinese Studies, U.C. Berkeley.

Women’s Agricultural Labor: India and California has recently been completed and is now looking for a publisher and exhibition venues. During the course of the California section of the work, Saundra founded and was executive director of an NGO, the Migrant Photography Project (MPP). Grants from the California Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of California and the National Endowment for the Arts, facilitated establishment of MPP. A grant from the California Council of the Humanities, an agency funded by the State of California and the National Endowment for the Humanities, provided monies for the final phase of the California section of the Women’s Agricultural Labor Project.

Mixteca labor in North America is Saundra’s current focus. This work took her to Oaxaca, Mexico, in October 2006. “Oaxaca: La Cara de la Nacion” is the latest addition to this web site. March 2007 Saundra resumes work documenting Mixteca labor in Baja, Mexico, and California.

Let the Good
Times Roll
California: Women's Agricultural Labor
Women's Agricultural Labor
Part I
Women's Agricultural Labor
Part II
Black & White
of an Era

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