Sun Raid,

Ester Hernandez

Giclee digital print | Impresión digital giclee
76.2 x 55.9 cm (30 x 22 in)
Private collection | Colección privada
Photo courtesy of the artist  | Imagen cortesía de la artista

Artist’s Statement

In 2008, I printed a new version of Sun Mad, which talks about the new face of farm workers who are now mostly Indigenous peoples from Oaxaca.

For numerous ecological and political reasons beyond their control, these once self-sustaining Mexican farmers have been forced to migrate up north to try to make a better life for themselves and their families.  Although these migrant workers are very much needed to harvest our crops, they are totally disrespected and have become scapegoats for our failed economic policies. Many have become targets for Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents’ raids and deportation. We have globalized money, trade, and commerce, but haven't globalized fairness toward work and labor.