In 1994 I went to Piedras Negras, a small town on the Mexican border with Texas to start a project on the women working in the maquilladoras, the assembly line factories owned by foreign corporations.

My first impulse was to explore the life of women as workers. Yet, when I saw the pictures, I realized that social concerns were not enough to explain the feeling of the images. They resonate inside of me as a mirror of my own memories.

The maquiladora proiect enabled me to see the connections between my world, Southern Italy, and Mexico, based on the struggle of women and their strong bonds with each other.

Lina Pallotta