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Agriculture and the economic crisis, seen from Florida

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The Work That Sustains Us (Cross-reference)

The Work That Sustains Us (Cross-reference)

To follow up on my work in Spain on the themes of intensive agriculture and immigration, I decided in March 2009 to travel to Florida to document various harvests.

Haitian Migrant Workers (Florida-Georgia)

Haitian Migrant Workers (Florida-Georgia)

It was in Florida, in Homestead (a little community south of Miami), that I met a group of migrant Haitian workers. For one afternoon they allowed me to photograph them at their work picking beans.

The American Dream Strikes Back (Cross-reference)

The American Dream Strikes Back (Cross-reference)

The region around Naples-Fort Myers was the epicenter of the crash. At the beginning of 2009 the rate of unemployment and foreclosures was among the highest in the country. President Obama chose this location for his first public address on the housing crisis in February 2009.

Life In and Around the Shelters

Life In and Around the Shelters

It was in Immokalee, a little agricultural town in Florida, that I spent the night for the first time in a shelter.

Following the Bee Season

Following the Bee Season

I met this family at a campground in Florida under peculiar circumstances.

Beekeeping in the USA

Beekeeping in the USA

Industrial beekeepers raise domestic bees and rent their "service" in performing their essential role in pollenisation.

Frankie's Security Business

Frankie's Security Business

For three hours I had the great privilege of following Frankie on his "mission" of security in one of several "gated communities" that have grown up on the periphery of Miami.

In the Gardens of the 21st Century

In the Gardens of the 21st Century

The first photos I took in the USA were of a small team of gardeners working for their clients in a suburb of Miami.

Construction in a Time of Recession

Construction in a Time of Recession

While affordable housing is at the center of the American crisis, a house valued at 20 million dollars in under construction.

The Hole in the Doughnut: Ecological Problems

The Hole in the Doughnut: Ecological Problems

The "Hole in the Doughnut" project is an effort to rehabilitate a section of 2400 hectars within the Everglades National Park in Florida.


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