In 1955, Raymond and a friend set off on a road trip to photograph whatever interesting subjects they came across. On a potato farm in rural North Carolina, they spent an afternoon with a large family of transient laborers moving north from their Florida home to follow the harvest season. Traveling across the country in their own cars and trucks, the group would reach as far north as the Canadian border and as far west as Illinois.
Choosing to shoot the group in a series of candid portraits, Raymond focused largely on the family life of the workers, capturing everything from children at play to families resting in the shade under a pickup truck. - Eleanor Jacobs