Irene Marx


  • Geographic Location: Europe
  • Age: 6


Wednesday, October 14, 2009 12:00 AM

Western influence is undeniable. The dollar rules even the remotest villages in the Guatemalan mountains. In Las Americas, artist Irene Marx mixes photography and digital art to depict a little Guatamalan girl drinking coke--perhaps the most globally recognized companies in the world. Behind her, the Guatamalan qutzal is crossed out, with a conspicuous red arrow pointing to the American dollar instead, showing that even from a young age, this young girl will be living and partaking in a globalized economy where western profits reign supreme.

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