This volume serves up a combination of broad questions, theoretical approaches, and manifold case studies to explore how people have sought to understand markets and thereby reduce risk, whether they have approached this challenge with a practical view based on their own business acumen or used the tools of scholarship.
Deftly weaving the remarkable diversity of field photography into this story of labour activism, 'Everyone Had Cameras' establishes a new history of California photography while chronicling the impact that this visual medium has has on a vast, dispossessed class of American workers.
"Its intelligent combination of essays reveals much about Los Angeles which does not always find its way into socio-historical texts about the area. The editors' remarks preceding each essay expertly bind the book together. I suspect it will wind up as one of the more dog-eared volumes on my shelf."--Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles