I capture those moments, situations, events, and more, that will make a difference in our reality in this world.
As a photographer, it is my intention to make people aware of the different circumstances that we create in our daily life.
I am a witness, like all of us are, and in the act and process of learning myself, I am sharing with and educating others.
I spent one year documenting women farm workers in Yakima Valley. I followed them in all of their different tasks and jobs, during different times and weather. These particular photos are about the hops harvest. From seeding, planting and harvesting from April to August. Women are the main workers in the valley, they spend long days in the fields in hot and cold weather. Most of them are migrants, mothers, sisters, and fathers for their kids. Their work is hard. Most of us don’t really have knowledge about what it takes to have fresh fruits, vegetables or even beer on our table.
My photography is an act of solidarity to my own generation, to the society, to stop creating indifference, and disseminate love and humanization for our future generations.
Rosa Villoslada was born near Trujillo, Peru and later emigrated to Milan, Italy after high school. After many years of working in retail she moved to the USA in 2004. She completed her diploma of photography at Mid Florida Tech in Orlando, Florida.
Rosa grew up in an agricultural area in northern Peru, where her parents were farm workers. As a photographer, she dedicates her attention to documentary, agriculture, landscapes, and portraits.
Rosa moved to Washington State in 2015 with her husband and two daughters. She spent one year documenting women farm workers in Yakima Valley.
Rosa is currently living in Salt Lake City.
Mighty Tieton Gallery in Washington State, with the “Unknown Faces” project.
Yakima Valley Museum. 6TH annual Women Who Rock Un-Conference.
Cooperative exhibit at BOXX Gallery "Tumbleweed", Tieton WA.
LHUCA Gallery with the “Unknown faces” in Lubbock, Texas.
"Young Migrants, A little is Better" displayed at The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the University of Utah Tanner Center for Human Rights forum called, “Journey to America, Young Migrants and Refugees” and Sonia Nazario keynote speech about her book "Enrique's journey”
Published: Danizen magazine, El sol of Yakima, CNNIReport and Halation Magazine.