Don Bartletti
Lot #023

Gladiola Harvest, 1987

The sale of this print supports the production of the book Borderland/La Frontera.

The prints are produced from digital files  on the highest quality Fine Art Paper Matte or Baryta with signed by the photographer certificate of authenticity.
 FotoEvidence Authentic Stamp on the verso.


Donor: Don Bartletti

Jose Velasquez carries an armload of gladiola buds at an Encinitas flower ranch. In North San Diego County, a perfect climate, imported water, fertilizer and high-tech farming make the earth bloom, but little is done for the foreign-born laborer. Velasquez lives in a primitive sleeping shelter on the edge of the field.


California based photojournalist with a special emphasis on migration between Latin America and the United States. 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist. 40-year career with several California newspapers. Retired in late 2015 after 32 years with the Los Angeles Times. Continues to be a guest lecturer and teacher at universities, high schools and civic organizations.