Despite available technologies, every phase of the cane harvest, from burning to cutting and loading is still done by hand in most of the fields surrounding Trujillo and Chiclayo, Perú. With long work hours and little rest, the work load is gruelling.
Originally exhibited at the Liu Institute's Lobby Gallery in the summer of 2012, this work seeks to augment the iconography of deforestation by examining the way that labour regimes intersect with processes of forest domestication and
A colleague of mine, Mike Bess, recently presented a paper on road disputes in post-revolutionary Mexico and as I was reading it, one thing struck me; all of the sources he was citing had been organized in the archive and packed up into their own discrete boxes.
The Aserradero Archángel in Pucallpa, Peru, sits as a lynchpin in the commodification of Amazonian nature. Resting on the banks of the Ucayali, the mill marshals muscle and machine to transform unique forest timbers into standardized lumber.
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. Ten days to Christmas and the Redlands Mall shows only ghostly signs of forgotten commerce, a testament to the eroding economic stature of peripheral American towns. Photos by Zulema Summerfield and Tucker Sharon.