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August 29, 2009
© Reinaldo Loureiro
"This body of work portrays the social and economic landscape of the Spanish greenhouse plains of Almeria. Once a deserted land and traditionally an impoverished territory, today the Almeria fields represent the largest concentration of plastic greenhouses in the world."
— Photojournalist and documentarian Reinaldo Loureiro
© Reinaldo Loureiro, April 2008.
Agricultural businesses are proud of their high-tech hydroponic production methods which can generate 3 seasons of vegetables in one season. The laborers in this massive, massive plain of white-plastic-covered facilities are mostly illegal immigrants from northern Africa.
Read more, and see 20 images from the photo-essay here in Lens Culture.