Women, Corn and Resistance
These are portraits of women in Mexico—the birthplace of corn—from diverse backgrounds and occupations, who have proven to be the most powerful bastion of resistance to the slow decline of heirloom corn, threatened by the relentless encroachment of agro-business’ genetically modified products, destroyers of autochthonous foods and cultures.
Julio Pantoja is a photo-documentarian, journalist, activist and educator/researcher at the National Universities of Tucumán and Rosario. He is the director of Agencia Infoto and of Argentina’s Documentary Photography Biennial. He has lectured at academic and cultural convenings in Europe and the Americas, and shown his work in over 15 countries.