EL COSTO HUMANO – Pablo Ernesto Piovano
3 MAY – 24 JUNE 2016
COL·LEGI MAJOR RECTOR PESET
(Plaza Horno de San Nicolás, 4, 46001 València)
CONFERENCE – P. ERNESTO PIOVANO:
Saturday 7 April – 17:30h
During the months of November and December 2014, the Argentine photographer Pablo Ernesto Piovani toured rural areas of the provinces of Entre Rios, Chaco and Misiones to portray families affected by spraying with agrochemicals. The series of photographs “The human cost of pesticides” has won two international awards.
The constant spraying agrochemicals such as glyphosate and 2.4D not only generate an effect on crops but also multiply two to four times the national average rates of cancer and other serious diseases in farm workers and villagers who suffer malformations or effects on the skin.
Argentina is the third largest producer of soybeans after the United States and Brazil, and now a third of the population is affected directly or indirectly by glyphosate, while the rest of the world is forbidden 74 countries.
12-07-2014, Alicia Baja- Colonia Aurora, Province of Misiones
Lucas Techeira is three years old and he was born with ichthyosis, a skin disorder that causes the skin to be dry and cracked. He is locally known as the crystal boy. His father Arnoldo left his job at the tobacco fields when his son was born. 32-year-old Rosana Gaspar, Lucas’s mother, says that she always manipulated glyphosate at home to use in her vegetable garden.