For his latest project, "Aliento A Tequila", Austin-based photographer Joel Salcido
documented the "world of tequila." His stunning images, currently on view in Marfa, Texas, capture everything from agave plants to harvesters to the culture of the Mexican towns where the traditional spirit is produced.
The photos will be on exhibit in Marfa through July 14, 2013 and will then travel throughout Texas. Visit the project's website
to learn more.
In this photo, a seasoned jimador (agave harvester) holds the sprouts that will be used to propagate the agave plant in the fields in order to feed the demand for the blue agave by the tequila industry. It will take approximately 6-8 years, or more, for these sprouts to produce a prime pi