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NMSU talk and photo exhibit focuses on agricultural workers in the U.S. and Mexico

New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies will present a talk and photo exhibit on the lives of agricultural workers in the U.S. and Mexico at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.


Joseph Sorrentino, a writer and photographer, will discuss what life is like for farmworkers in upstate New York and southern New Mexico, as well as rural Mexico in his exhibit "Aqui y Alla: Agricultural Workers on Both Sides of the Border."

In 2002, he started recording the conditions for laborers in New York and continued the work after he moved to New Mexico in 2012. Sorrentino also has made five extended trips to rural Mexico to document life in villages that provide labor on U.S. farms.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit clabs.nmsu.edu.