The charisma and dignity exuded by the protagonists of her portraits of this series from the year 2011 arrests the observer. A "batey" is the term for a settlement in the sugar cane plantations in the Dominican Republic. The living conditions in the makeshift villages are extremely poor. Running water, sanitary facilities and electricity are widely unavailable, and health care provisions are inadequate. Her fotography is distinguished by her great empathy for and deep attachment and commitment to those she portrays. She spent ten days with the people living there, listened to their stories, shared in their lives, and savoured "the sour taste of sugar".
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