Food and People - Leon, Nicaragua by Charlie Grosso

This week's photos of Food & People is a photographic series of different cities by Charlie Grosso. Below is what Charlie has to say about the photos and her experience of Leon, Nicaragua. "Wok the Dog" is an photographic project that examines the  commerce of meat, and how expediency and modernity can rob us of a connection to life. Since 2004, I have photographed markets in 15 countries and 55 cities. 

As you travel from markets to markets you being to notice shift in variants, even within markets of the same country. In Leon, Nicaragua, I saw iguanas being sold as food, and a very eager young girl excited at my presence and my camera held up one of her grandma's iguanas for sale for a picture for me. The thing that struck me most about this market in the colonial town of Leon is how most of the butchers are women, not just women, but they are big mamas. Mama who could crush you in her embraces and at the raise of her eye brow, you would know that you are in trouble, that kind of mama.