Ken Light is an American documentary photographer, working mostly on social subjects. He is a faculty member at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
He documented, as a student in sociology, the social and students movements in the early seventies: Richard Nixon's campaign visit to Ohio University, the protests and demonstrations against the Vietnam war and against the invacion of Cambodia, etc.
He has published numerous photobooks, including "Coal Hollow" (University of California, 2006) about the rual life in Appalachia, and more recently "Midnight La Frontera" (TBW Books, 2020) about a project shot between 1983 and 1987 when he followed the US Border Patrol looking for illegal immigrants at the Mexican border.
© Portrait by Christopher Michel taken from Ken Light's Wikipedia page
Presentation by TBW Books: " Between 1983 and 1987 along the California/Mexico border, Ken Light took his Hasselblad camera and flash and rode along with US Border Patrol agents in the middle of the night as they combed the Otay Mesa looking for “illegal aliens.” He was there when they were apprehended – captured by authorities as well as the...