Richard Steven Street is an American photographer, historian and journalist of American farmworkers and agricultural issues. He is well known for his multi-volume history of California farmworkers and photo essays.
Street was born to Oscar and Mary Street in San Rafael, California. In 1968, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. During his tenure there, Street studied history with Leon F. Litwack, whose lecture style and politics strongly shaped his values and writing. Street participated in the Free Speech Movement and the Delano grape strike. During 1968, Street worked in Senator Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign.