Sugar Cane

Image Description: The hilly slope from the valley floor is resurfaced in a patchwork of sugarcane farm plots in NariƱo, the southwestern most corner of Colombia. This is Abya Yala land, the reclaimed name of Colombia. The stalks, which tower over the workers, offer little protection from the beating sun. Mountains rise up in the distance.

After
This profile view of a brown mule situates us in its eyeline. It is watching us as it stands amid a scattered ground of freshly cut sugar cane. Affixed to its back is a wood contraption, where the harvested sugar cane will soon be loaded for a trip to the factory.
Before
This profile view of a brown mule situates us in its eyeline. It is watching us as it stands amid a scattered ground of freshly cut sugar cane. Affixed to its back is a wood contraption, where the harvested sugar cane will soon be loaded for a trip to the factory.
After
This portrait features a mustached man, his grin revealing brown vertical marks on his two front teeth. His sweat stained cap is wrapped in a towel, protecting him from the beating sun in this open valley. Behind him, beyond where the sugarcane grows, a steep hill of lush greenery offers relief from the sun.
Before
This portrait features a mustached man, his grin revealing brown vertical marks on his two front teeth. His sweat stained cap is wrapped in a towel, protecting him from the beating sun in this open valley. Behind him, beyond where the sugarcane grows, a steep hill of lush greenery offers relief from the sun.
After
His eyes twinkle, brightening his weathered, work-worn face in this portrait. He pauses, looking at us and also beyond us, his beatific gaze shielded and encircled by the halo of a hat brim. Behind him, the other workers continue to wrestle the towering wall of dry, leafy stalks, emphasizing his momentary stillness with the blur of their industry.
Before
His eyes twinkle, brightening his weathered, work-worn face in this portrait. He pauses, looking at us and also beyond us, his beatific gaze shielded and encircled by the halo of a hat brim. Behind him, the other workers continue to wrestle the towering wall of dry, leafy stalks, emphasizing his momentary stillness with the blur of their industry.
After
An idigenous man is gathering freshly cut stalks from a field of sugarcane that tower majestically over him, protecting him from the beating sun with their shade. Dried at the base, they blossom into long grass shaped leaves above. While he is hard at work, there is a stillness to this image, as though he is caught in a corn maze.
Before
An idigenous man is gathering freshly cut stalks from a field of sugarcane that tower majestically over him, protecting him from the beating sun with their shade. Dried at the base, they blossom into long grass shaped leaves above. While he is hard at work, there is a stillness to this image, as though he is caught in a corn maze.

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