Julio Pantoja: The Mothers of the Forest






The Mothers of the Forest (Photography)

Saturnina Sequeira. Fracción Cobadi, Salta, 2007.
In the forest and jungle zones of northern Argentina, peasant women put their bodies on the line in the struggle to defend their families and their land, jeopardized by the deforestation carried out by large agrobusinesses that grow genetically-engineered soy beans.


Julio Pantoja is a documentary photographer, journalist and professor at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Director of the Documentary Photography Biennale in Argentina. Founding member of the cooperative agency SudacaPhotos, which specializes in Latin America. He is the director of the Infoto agency.

Background Information
  • Country: Argentina
  • Encuentro Location: Centro Cultural Recoleta
  • Date: Friday, June 8, 2007