'Monsanto: A Photographic Exploration' Chronicles Industrial Abuse

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 17, 2014
References: mathieuasselin & featureshoot
Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation is a collection of photographs that document the controversial history of Monsanto, the American agricultural chemical and genetically modified food product manufacturing company blamed for various abuses and neglect. The photos were captured by photographer Mathieu Asselin over a period of five years.

Asselin traveled throughout the USA, photographing the people and landscapes damaged by exposure to Monsanto's toxic products and the company's monopoly on plant seed. Additionally, the series also includes photos of objects such as vintage Monsanto ads, memorabilia and newspaper clippings.

Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation is a disturbing and powerfull collectoin of images that reminds viewers of the ethical and environmental follies of large corporations, and the human and environmental cost of the thirst for profits. It offers a raw depiction of the past, present and future of Monsanto and the people who, wittingly or unwittingly, call the corporation a part of their life.