Turkish Women Farmworkers
This was a photographic tour in which anyone could decide to
stop and take pictures. That often led into the fields, where
all the farmworkers turned out to be women. They were
surprised by such attention, but very kind to us. These
agricultural visits were never my idea, but I adapted.
Clearly this was hot and strenuous work. Our arrival
usually led to an unscheduled break, which the women
did not mind. The only men I remember seeing were
bosses/owners lying in the shade under large trees.
But we were looking for pictures of the women
actually working, which meant an end to the break.
They are planting tobacco, a widespread
domestic crop consumed by Turkish men. For
the record, Turkey's official national drink is tea;
but the unofficial national disease is smoking.
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