Green man-made landscapes

Sometimes you look at workers through a tourism car window and you think: they may be doing the same gestures that their ancestors were doing centuries ago.

I’ve seen very little heavy machinery used here in India, even on building sites.¬†Looking at tea collectors in the Western Ghats made me feel ambivalent.

The weight these women were carrying through the fields seemed exhausting. However the absence of mechanization preserved their employment and collaborative work.

The joyful colourful assembly they formed when sorting tea leaves in the fresh air of the hills seemed more healthy and welcoming than my cubicle back home.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s