TEOTITLAN, OAXACA, MEXICO - AUGUST 4: Salmon Alavez Bautista and Genaro Jimenez Ruiz till a field where they are growing corn. The rainy season has produced far less rainfall than was hoped for, and there are concerns about how this year's crops will fare. Bautista and Ruiz use an old-fashioned ox-drawn system to farm; it is unusual to see people using modern farming machines in Teotitlan.
While women mainly populate the markets, men fill the roles of bakers, butchers, farmers, artisans and weavers. It is believed that women are more trustworthy with money, and men typically hand their earnings over to their wives. While men always offer opinions on what happens with the family's earnings, it is the women who have the final say, as the guardians of the family finances. Photo by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz/Getty Images Reportage