Fair trade is often subject to watered down representations. It refers to a more complex and subtle reality than the Padre Frans van der Hoff Boersma, co-founder of Fair Trade calls “Dignified poverty”. The photographs of Lionel Astruc and Érick Bonnier describe this reality through the everyday life of the peasants. The exhibition starting point is the first community of coffee growers practicing fair trade, in Mexico, led by Frans van der Hoff Boersma who still lives among them, in great simplicity. The route goes then through several countries (Laos, Haiti, Ethiopia …) and ends in Burma with an ambitious project to replace opium crops […]
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