Coca or Death  

Coca or death is an ongoing project about formal and traditional coca leaf growers in La Convencion Province (Cusco, Peru). 

Peru is the second country in the world to produce cocaine just after Colombia. In this scenario, there are farmers that still believe in the sacred and medicinal properties that this ancestral plant has. 

Despite being a small porcentage of legal coca growers that pay taxes, peruvian government mistreats them: not paying them enough or even not buying their product (the state is the only one available to buy their coca leaf), and being ignored. They even are forced to protest for their rights being respect. "Coca or death", is the most common phrase they claim in the streets.

In a world that uses this plant for drugs, there are producers that confront the ilegal market.