La Salada Project
"In this fair you can work in two ways, taking the good side or the bad side. But also an intermediate way. Intermediate means you work with God and the Evil" (RM, Storage Owner).
The neo-liberal era of the 90s has not only led to street protests of the Argentine society: The "Salada" is another response to the crisis, being one of the largest illegal markets worldwide. Only 30% of Argentina's textiles are produced under lawful conditions, the other 70% take place in the surroundings of the Salada. Corruption, illegal textile workshops, child labor, drug trafficking and the dream of making easy money characterize this place in a constant transition between poverty and hope, black market and legal economy in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.
This project was a winner of the Canon Profifoto Grant in 2014. It's an interdisciplinary project with sociologist Matías Dewey, Max Planck Institute.