for Cane - From a Photo essay by Antonin Kratochvil. A Haitian
cane cutter in Barahona, Dominican Republic, walks through the smoke
in a field being burned to prepare for harvest. Everything about
the bateys, where these immigrant Haitian cane cutters live and
work, suggests slavery: the clusters of shacks, the lack of running
water, electricity, sanitation; the form of "payment"
- chits refundable at the plantation's general store, the lack of
schools or medical attention and the supreme indifference of the
masters to the workers' ills.