Ramiro Aguilar Villamarí­n

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Banana workers: exploitation for exportation
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Location: Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuadorian
Biography: Ramiro Aguilar Villamarín is a documentary photographer based in Quito, Ecuador. Since 2018 he has been a member of the Asociación de Fotografos Ecuatorianos (AFE) and a collaborator of EverydayAmazon , part of EverydayProjects . His... MORE
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Banana workers: exploitation for exportation
Copyright Ramiro Aguilar Villamarín 2022
Date of Work Jan 2020 - Jan 2020
Updated Sep 2020
Location Machala, Ecuador
Topics Abuse, Banana, Business, Capitalism, Documentary, Ecuador, Food, Globalization, Industrial, Latin America, Photography, Photojournalism, Workers Rights
Rain, heat, fumigations during lunch and a salary that doesn’t deserve such denomination: banana workers carry on their shoulders all the weight to deliver such tropical fruit to the shelves of the global-north countries.

These photos were taken on January 2020 near the city of Machala, capital of El Oro Province, Ecuador. They show a glimpse of the work that around 200,000 people do every day to maintain the banana industry working. This essay was published by the digital magazine mutantia.ch.
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