Batéy 106

BATÉY 106

In December 2014 and then again in November 2015, I traveled to a tiny 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 economic poverty. They are portraits of a struggling community which ultimately represents the foundation of globalization and commercial 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 (proceeds are donated to The Foundation for Art in Motion): http://ericasimone.bigcartel.com