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Soya

Award: Shortlist

Shortlist / Next Photographer / Next Photographer / 2015

Background & Solution –
This picture is part of a documentary work on the issues related to the expansion of soya in the Southern Cone.

Work 1:
Aldo Galeano, 5, has some undiagnosed problem on his legs and hips, leaving him with strong pain and sometimes unable to walk. His parents claim it is the effects of the intense use of pesticides in the neighboring fields.

Work 2:
Aldo Galeano, 5, has some undiagnosed problem on his legs and hips, his parents claim it is the effects of the intense use of pesticides in the neighboring fields. According to some doctors the number of congenital malformations has increased dramatically in the areas where soy is planted

Work 3:
A dead dog in an abandoned house near a soy field in Campo 9. Each year in Paraguay 9,000 rural families are evicted by soy production and nearly half a million hectares of land are turned into soy fields.

Photographer's Name –
Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Photographer's Profile –
I am a documentary photographer from Barcelona. I publish and work for a wide range of international media, and I'm represented by German agency Laif.

My work has been awarded in several international competitions such as the the AOP Student Photographer of the Year, the POYi, the Lucie IPA Awards, and recently winner of the Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.


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