David Tau

Photographer
  
Olivia Romo, Poet, Water Rights Activist
Location: San Francisco CA
Nationality: American
Biography: David’s work focuses on documentary photography and contemporary issues emphasizing, culture, civil liberties, environmental and climate change. His most recent project, First Light explores the 50-Mile Rule Regulation and the impact the law has... read on
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Olivia Romo, Poet, Water Rights Activist
Credits: david tau
Updated: 09/24/20
Location: New Mexico

Olivia Romo is a farmer, poet, and water rights activist from Taos, New Mexico. She comes from a multigenerational corn farming family that relies on water from one of New Mexico’s “acequias” (community-owned water ditches) to irrigate their fields. For the past three years, I’ve been documenting Cowboy Poets for an ongoing Cowboy Anthology project. Although Olivia doesn’t claim to be a working Cowboy-Girl, I was moved and inspired by her spoken word. I finally had a chance to meet Olivia in Yountville, CA, in the fall of 2019. She recited a poem dedicated to her great grandfather and wrote the poem for me. These are the photos from that day. 


Olivia’s passion for the land, her culture, and water rights for the traditional people are truly inspiring. 






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The Fish and the Fisherman

By David Tau / San Francisco CA — The Fish and the Fisherman Reflecting on our connection to the sea, the threat of climate change, and the..
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First Light (On Going)

By David Tau / USA, CA, Watsonville — First Light   A Central California Farm Workers Journey With good and honest intentions, California..
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Mojave Desert

By David Tau / USA CA MOJAVE DESERT
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Oakland Women's March 17'

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