Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Imperial - a book about immigration by William Vollman

Imperial is about immigration and Imperial Valley California. It may be long, but worth reading. The photos are amazing (click here for link to photos from the book).

by Charles McGrath
New York Times
July 28, 2009

...The book is a little like the Imperial Valley itself: pathless, fascinating, exhausting. Its two great themes are illegal immigration — the struggle of countless thousands of Mexicans to sneak into the United States through the Imperial Valley — and water, which has transformed the valley, or parts of it, from desert to seeming paradise but at great environmental cost... complete NYT article

detail of photo from Imperial
link to photo

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