THE FACE OF DAY LABOR
9 images Created 22 Aug 2008
Assembling on busy street corners and in front of home improvement stores, America's day laborers are mostly men, recently immigrated from Mexico and Central America, who lack legal documentation and need to establish an income in their new surroundings. They work a variety of jobs requiring physical labor in an environment rife with wage theft and improper safety precautions, all for a median hourly wage of $10. The men photographed here congregate daily on a street corner near the Mission District of San Francisco, California.