Social Documentary – Labor Force

Castillo de Chapultepec, DF, Mexico

This documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Photographer Miguel Lattanzi.

 

From Project “Trades (Anonymous)” by Miguel Lattanzi.

 

Click on any image to see other projects by Miguel Lattanzi.

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Do we give true value, and ultimately, understand what the working class brings to our societies?

 

Do we know who is responsible for the small things that happen every day?

 

Puerto de Caldera, Atacama, Chile

Puerto de Caldera, Atacama, Chile

 

Every single thing we eat, buy or use was made by someone, in one way or another. It is true that many of the objects we are familiar in our modern life were made by robotic machines and industrial processes, but it is true also that a lot more were made by humans in an old fashioned way.

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Those people usually work many hours in poor conditions. Sometimes working more hours than recommended by the International Labour Organization (ILO) from UN or according to different local country’s laws, with almost no resting time, even for feeding.

 

Ciudad de Mexico, DF, Mexico

Ciudad de Mexico, DF, Mexico

 

In this project I try to show with a deep insight of some trades the role of workers in our daily life, exposing the real value of the small, cheap and everyday things. But at the same time generating awareness of the precarious working conditions.

 

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Ciudad de Mexico, DF, Mexico

Ciudad de Mexico, DF, Mexico

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Click on any image to see other projects by Miguel Lattanzi.

 

Copiapó, Atacama, Chile

Copiapó, Atacama, Chile

Bahia Inglesa, Atacama, Chile

Bahia Inglesa, Atacama, Chile

 

See also:

Anatomy of a World in Black and White

Days of Abandonment

By Miguel Lattanzi

 


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