men with machetes

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These images of  men with machetes, taken in Colombia explore the ambiguities and iconic symbolism of the machete. The machete has become a global symbol of agricultural labor, resistance to oppression and man’s efforts at conquering nature. These photographs are not images of men using machetes, rather they’re formally posed photographs of individual men set in a jungle environment. They each hold a machete with all its loaded symbolism While the images can be seen as individual works, collectively they suggest an army.