AP PHOTOS: Happy cows

Gosia Wozniacka AP PHOTOS

This week, I shot photos for an AP story about food label certification. I visited a beef operation run by the Sierra Foothill Conservancy, a non-profit in the Fresno area. Billy Freeman, the group’s herdsman, drove me in his truck up a long, unpaved, extremely bumpy road to the table-top mountain that’s home to a few dozen cows. It is …

AP PHOTOS: Paul Ryan protest and counter protest

Gosia Wozniacka AP PHOTOS

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan came to Fresno this weekend, as part of his West coast fundraising tour. The Wisconsin congressman briefly spoke at a fundraising dinner (tickets: $1,000 to $25,000) and didn’t say much that was newsworthy. Probably the most interesting part of the event was the protest rally organized by a dozen central California organizations and the counter …

AP PHOTOS: Hmong women

Gosia Wozniacka AP PHOTOS

In these photos taken April 22, 2012, Vicky Xiong, left, teaches her daughter Rachel Lor how to do Hmong embroidery called Paj ntaub at their home in Fresno, Calif. (AP/Gosia Wozniacka) In this photo taken June 6, 2012, Misty Her, assistant superintendent with the Fresno Unified School District, talks to children about her job and encourages them to read at Cole …

AP PHOTOS: Woodlake botanical gardens, portraits

Gosia Wozniacka AP PHOTOS, AP STORIES

Here are a few portraits of the students involved in creating the amazing Woodlake, Calif. botanical gardens — a 14 acre farm of unique collector varieties of fruit trees, vegetables and flowers that also doubles as a gang prevention program. It’s one of the most beautiful, mesmerizing places in the region thanks to these teens and children and to a …

AP PHOTOS: indigenous farmworkers in the fields

Gosia Wozniacka AP PHOTOS

Few of us have reason to venture out into the fields where our fruits and vegetables are gathered by the hands of Latino immigrant farmworkers. When you go out into the fields, the feeling is of grandness, vastness. Rows of lettuce, strawberries, cabbage the length of several football stadiums stretch towards infinity. The sun blazes mercilessly overhead. The work of …

AP PHOTOS: Greenfield indigenous art

Gosia Wozniacka AP PHOTOS

This is a series of photos I shot for the Greenfield Divided City story. Every two weeks, indigenous migrant farmworkers from the Mexican Triqui community gather together to teach their children indigenous art and music. Organized by Triqui leader Mariano Alvarez and other community leaders _ most of whom work daily in the fields surrounding Greenfield _ the workshop is …