Product of Mexico


ART WORKS Projects is pleased to present Product of Mexico, a new 625 at 6:25 exhibition and community event. Featuring L.A. Times photojournalist Don Bartletti’s photographs depicting the desperate call to end unfavorable labor and living conditions of Mexican agricultural laborers, this exhibit recounts the story of a country deeply impacted by cheap labor practices and corporate-driven corruption.


Most of the fruits and vegetables found in U.S supermarkets are produced and exported by farms in Mexico. Product of Mexico aims to educate the public about how consumption habits influence the lives of laborers, using impactful photographs of labor camps and agricultural fields taken across different states in Mexico.


This exhibit was co-presented with the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago.




Saturday Studio Visit – Product of Mexico

November 21, 2015 |  625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago


Panel Discussion – Product of Mexico

November 19, 2015 | 625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago

Special thanks to speakers Jose Oliva, Food Chain Workers Alliance; Lucas Benitez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers; and moderator Leslie Thomas, Executive + Creative Director, ART WORKS Projects.


Product of Mexico Chicago Opening

October 15, 2015 | 625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago