Yto Barrada's best photograph: the prawn factory where women can't talk

Yto Barrada's best photograph: the prawn factory where women can't talk
 

In 1998, I was studying anthropology in Paris, but went home to Tangier for the summer. I’d been given an assignment on food so when a friend mentioned she had a job in a prawn processing factory, I decided to go along and take some shots.
It was a Dutch plant on Moroccan soil, an early example of globalisation. The prawns were fished from the North Sea and brought to Tangier to be peeled. I was told women were preferable as employees because they had less union representation.
I got a tour and took as many pictures as I could, mostly in black and white. I had a few colour rolls in my bag... read more

 
7 March 2018 in World News, Views: 31
Source: Guardian
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