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A small sample drawn from 500 photographs taken during a day-long workshop sponsored by the Creative Artists Migrant Program Services (CAMPS). Held at Sodus Central School, the activities included drawing, photography, papier-mâché, collage, and…

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LaMarre--Boat.jpg
This is a halftone image created from an original pen-and-ink drawing no longer available. It was drawn by a Haitian immigrant farmworker living at the Hoehandle labor camp in Castile, NY. His work was featured in the 1986 gallery show African Past:…

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For the 1985 Genesee Migrant Center exhibit African Past: Migrant Present, this drawing was titled "Ghost"; for the 1991 exhibit Passages, it was title "Voudo Man." Cantave Sean's stylized figure recalls the vèvè of Voudon, symbols that were to act…

Cantave Sean 1.jpg
Pastel drawing takes its name from a traditional Haitian house that is long and narrow, with its narrow end facing the road and lots of cross-ventilation through windows and doors. According to landscape architect Patti Stouter, its design is similar…

Cervantes.jpg
This collection of poems were written during the early 2000s by migrant farmworkers participating in the Geneseo Migrant Center's Creative Artists Migrant Programs Services (CAMPS). The writings were facilitated and translated by poet Janine Pommey…

Women in Circle.jpg
In low light, perhaps after a day of work, five women gather to talk. They are likely migrant farmworkers, sitting on wooden pallets that are used in the harvest of fruit or vegetables. The time of year may be fall, because one of the pallets has…

Moccasins.jpg
Woman stares intently while stitching decorative elements to a piece of work; rawhide laces suggest it may be a moccasin. For many years, a community from the Algonquins of Barriere Lake traveled to Western New York, where their skill in processing…

Mother and daughter in field.jpg
Undated photo shows a young woman holding a child in her arms as both look into the distance; their easy familiarity suggests a maternal relationship. In the background are rows of either greenhouses or poultry houses.

Cooking.jpg
Migrant farmworkers usually were housed in temporary structures, often constructed of cinder blocks, with varying degrees of privacy. Here, we see a mother cooking a meal for two young men who are likely her sons. During the era this photograph was…
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