Chronicling Life in the Argentine Countryside with Emiliano Martínez
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(This interview was conducted in Spanish.)
Photographer Emiliano Martínez (@emimartinez123) looks at life in Argentina’s countryside and takes pride in his local culture. Originally from the province of Misiones, near the border with Brazil, he now lives in Ituzaingó, a quiet northern city and a land of gauchos, the cowboys of the vast fields. “A gaucho just needs the basics — he knows how to live and how to enjoy life with simplicity, far from the noise and the technology,” he says. Emiliano enjoys taking pictures of horseback riders and fishermen at the Paraná River, and capturing the local rhythms of traditional chamamé folk music: “Seeing how passionate people feel while dancing to it is something I will never forget.”