WIINER QUINUA REAL AWARD PHOTON GRANT 2017 : 1.000€
PABLO ERNESTO PIOVANO
BUENOS AIRES / ARGENTINA
PROJECT: THE HUMAN COST OF AGROTOXICS
During the months of November and December 2014, the Argentine photographer Pablo Ernesto Piovano 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.