Bitter Oranges Project
56 imagesMost African migrants and refugees who enter Europe through Lampedusa end up working on the fruit and vegetable plantations in Southern Italy. Every year around Christmas thousands of migrant workers pick our oranges for a hunger wage in the village of Rosarno, Calabria. For the rest of the year not much work is available in Rosarno, but some people earned so little that they can not afford the journey to another region to find work for the rest of the year. They stay all year around, barely having enough to eat during the long hot summer months where very little work is available. From 2012 - 2014 Carole Reckinger, Dr. Gilles Reckinger and Dr Diana Reiners visited Rosarno regularly to research and photograph the living conditions of migrant agricultural workers in Rosarno.