Entry Title: "Who picks our fruit?"
Name: Mette Lampcov , United States
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story, Non-Professional
Entry Description: Ana is an indigenous minority from Mexico who crossed the border to the United States thirteen years ago to find a better life. She cannot read or write and Spanish is her second language. Ana makes minimum wage picking strawberries in the fields outside of Los Angeles but takes summers off to care for her son while he is out of school.
These photographs show her daily life living in a trailer in a lemon field near Los Angeles, waiting for her husband to return from work, helping care for her sister-in law's children and getting ready to go to a Quinceanera with friends.
She was recently evicted from the trailer (shown in these photographs) that she lived in for six years by the County for living in sub-standard conditions.