Picturing Health: Coachella Valley

Two women harvesting fruit protect themselves from insecticides and dust by wearing kerchiefs over their faces. Photo by Alexandra Galvez



The Power of Stories is an archive of projects submitted every year to Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Statewide Convening. It showcases work created throughout California highlighting the power of individual and collective efforts to promote health and demonstrates how stories have the power to re-imagine and transform our communities. Produced in partnership with the California Endowment.

Project Submitted by: Adriana Diaz-Ordaz

Project Summary: This photo project tells the untold stories of the farmworkers and community health issues of the Eastern Coachella Valley

BHC Site: Eastern Coachella Valley

Photo Gallery

Family in Duraville.  Photo by Maria Zepeda
HulaHoop Boy. Photo by Maldenna Alexander
My friend, Thania's grandfather works really hard picking dates, but he still tries to keep a happy face. Photo by Elizabeth Curiel
Just another day in the field for our local farm worker. Photo by Ernesto Lopez
Students participating in the program gather on a road in Indian Canyon, near the town of Mecca, California and spitting distance from the Salton Sea. They explored light, shadow, focus, perspective, and depth of field. Photo by Lynn Warshafsky


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