Photographer to Discuss Exhibition and Food Forward at Agriculture Museum; Benefit Reception Follows
“The Paycheck” photo by Rick Nahmias, 2012.
“The Paycheck” photo by Rick Nahmias, 2012.

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, photographer Rick Nahmias will speak at the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum at 2:30 p.m. about the creative journey behind his featured exhibition, “The Migrant Project.” He will explain how creating the exhibition led to him founding Southern California’s largest volunteer-powered, harvesting-for-the-hungry organization: Food Forward. This is the last public engagement of the exhibition, which began in the labor camps of Ventura County. It is composed of forty photographs and bilingual text, and was awarded a United States Congressional Citation of Merit. Food Forward rescues fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, and connects this abundance with people in need. Since 2009, hundreds of thousands of individuals in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties have been fed. Admission to the talk is $5 and reservations can be made by calling the Agriculture Museum at (805) 525-3100.

Nahmias’ talk will be followed at 3:30 by a reception with the artist. 100% of net proceeds from the reception will support Food Forward’s Ventura County-based anti-hunger programs. Tickets for the reception are $45 and include Rick Nahmias’ talk, the opportunity to meet the artist, refreshments and a signed copy of Nahmias’ award-winning book, “The Migrant Project.” Purchase tickets for the reception online at

Visitors may attend just the talk at 2:30, both the talk and the reception, or just the reception. Those who wish to only attend the talk should call the Agriculture Museum. Those who wish to attend the reception must purchase tickets online.

The Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum is located in historic downtown Santa Paula at 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula, California. Hours are 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. General admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children ages 6-17. Free for Museum of Ventura County members and children ages 5 and younger. Paid events include free admission to the galleries, and the first Sunday of every month is free general admission to the public. For more information, go to or call (805) 525-3100.