Jo Scheder

Farmworker Evening [2018 (1998)]
photography, archival inkjet print
9 x 16 in.

These images consider “Home” as a place removed, isolated, closed in, both physically and psychologically.

Housing for migrant farmworkers is routinely on the outskirts, often in barracks-style structures near the fields and away from local communities.  The isolation is amplified in the darkness of night, as in the row of illuminated windows.

However, the physical removal can also provide sanctuary from the social violence of a hostile locale.   Home becomes a setting for both alienation and refuge.

© Jo Scheder