The People and Sweatshops Behind Argentina’s Largest Textile Fair

A market stall selling jeans in La Salada. All photos by Sarah Pabst

La Salada is Argentina's largest informal—and arguably illegal—textile fair. Bolivian immigrants flock to it in the hopes of finding employment, and making fast money. But the reality is many will end up employed in the Buenos Aires sweatshop slums where the clothes are produced.

German photographer Sarah Pabst worked with sociologist Matías Dewey to understand the lives and jobs of the people working in La...

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