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A Trucker’s Day Unfolds from Long Beach to Mira Loma and Back Again


Beatriz Rios-Nava is a port truck driver. She’s also an enthusiastic photographer who snaps pictures with her cell phone on her trips to Ontario or Mira Loma or to the ports of Los Angeles or Long Beach. She captures the day as it unfolds: selfies in the cab of her truck, stacks of shipping containers, and long lines of trucks at the port where she waits (sometimes for hours) to pick up a load.

Those photos are now exhibited as part of “Solitude to Solidarity: A Journey of Our Collective Consciousness” …

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