Batéy 106

In December 2014, I traveled to a village called the “Batéy 106,” where a community of sixty Haitian families live and toil on a sugar cane plantation in the hills of the Dominican Republic, fifty miles north of La Romana. “Batéy 106: Portraits from a Dominican Sugar Cane Plantation” aren’t just portraits of people living in poverty. They are portraits of a beautiful community that ultimately represents the foundation of globalization and world consumption. Living off an income of $1-2/day, they are the most minimal consumers in the world, and yet they are the base of the production process. Without them, our coffee would be bitter and our cakes, tasteless. See full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erica-simone/photography-people-of-the_b_6387484.html

Prints available here (a large portion of the proceeds will go to The Foundation for Art in Motion): http://ericasimone.bigcartel.com

peek a boo
boy on crutches
girl with horses
sugar cane field
little girl living in poverty
woman in front of green house
shadow photography
woman living in developing country
haitian school kids
boys with weapons
hanging out
Haitian woman living in poverty
boys playing basketball
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