F r a n k    C A N C I A N    |   Documentary Photographer  |  Irvine California USA                   


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Frank Cancian - Documentary Photographer - Orange County Housecleaners - In this book seven women tell their life stories - I asked each one of them to begin with her childhood and to talk about whatever she thought was important in her life and I recorded what she said All the women work or recently worked as housecleaners - A short essay about their work world and its effects on their personal and family worlds - It explains why housecleaners are usually seen as the elite of domestic workers - And, it describes the difficult family situations often faced by Latin American immigrant women who, in recent decades, have become the majority of domestic workers in Southern California - Volleyball Dance - In summer and often in fall the coast begins its day fog-bound - On lucky days the sun breaks through gently an hour before the early games end - Beach goers spread their towels and raise their umbrellas in anticipation of the sun - As I photographed the players on the sand, flat light and crowded backgrounds were the greatest challenges - October produced more pictures than any other month - Photos of a Maya community Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico - taken between 1960 and 1971