In western Brazil, the extension of the Soy Highway drives the agricultural boom of Mato Grosso’s huge industrial farms ever deeper into the Amazon basin. The road opens the wilderness for unfathomable wealth, work, education, and laws. The price for this dream is monoculture, pesticides, and the disappearance of nature. The Soy Highway is a rift that runs through the Brazilian rainforest—and people’s minds close to it.
We have collaborated with Leica Fotografie International (LFI) for many years. They have supported our documentary work with Leica cameras and featured our stories in two beautiful publications.