I began this work at the end of 2014. The reports issued by Red de Médicos de Pueblos Fumigados were overwhelming. All the media have barely mentioned the subject. They continue to deny the existence of the problem, in collusion with the political power and the many agri-food firms that silence them through advertising interests.
At the time, there was almost no publication, except in some alternative media or in the foreign press. Silence was in order.
So I decided to leave and document by myself the reality of the health of the people who live in the villages subject to toxic sprays.
Pablo E. Piovano
Pablo Piovano was born in Buenos Aires in 1981. He has been working as a photographer at Página / 12 since the age of 18. In 2005 and 2014, Pablo received a grant from Fundación García Márquez. He is the prizewinner of numerous awards, including the Phillip Jones Griffiths Foundation Award, the first prize of ‘The Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation’ at the New York Festival, he has been awarded at the Internacional Festival of Imagen (FINI) in Mexico and got the 3rd place in the Picture Of The Year Latin America. He was the winner of the Henri Nannen Prize in 2018, as well as the Greenpeace Photo Award.
The Human Cost of Agrotoxins has been the subject of numerous exhibitions around the world, including Berlin, Germany, Luxembourg and, of course, Argentina.
The monograph “The Human Cost of Agrotoxins”, published by Kehrer, will be available for sale at the Atelier. Encounter-book signing with the author on Tuesday, September 10th from 6pm.
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Atelier l'Oeil Vert - Expositions & encadrement
12 rue Léopold Bellan 75002 Paris France
August 28, 2019 to September 28, 2019