Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Wire walking 3,000 ft. above Yosemite Valley

  • Company
    Streetshots
  • Photographer
    Richard Street
  • Credit
    Richard Steven Street, Streetshots

At sunset, a former army ranger, Juan Chavarria, 42, treads a thin line of a cable stretched from Taft Point 3,000 ft. above Yosemite Valley, with El Capitan in the background.

I am a bilingual, academically-trained historian/photojournalist (Ph. D. Wisconsin), author of a multi-volume scholarly history of California farmworkers. I founded my own business, Streetshots agricultural photography. For 30 years I worked as an agricultural photographer/journalist, defined broadly, in order to remain submerged in the industry that is the setting for my field of expertise.

Awards Maine Media Award for Photojournalism
Howard Chapnick Award for Photojournalism
Mark Lynton History Award
Best Agricultural Reporting In California
Guggenheim Fellowship