Puerto Rico has to be seen to be believed–and, to some extent, to be truly understood. Photographer MariÃ¡ngel Catalina Gonzales has the perfect eye for her home: a way of capturing both its truth and its veil of surreality. Rows of herbs planted in a hydroponic system seem to go on for miles; goats take on human personalities; light off mountains gives grass a golden feel; rum barrels come alive. You’ll find her photos throughout the series, but we’ve gathered more of them here, capturing the essence of the isla del encanto.
How We Get To Next was a magazine that explored the future of science, technology, and culture from 2014 to 2019. Isla del Encanto is a four-part series in both English and Spanish about the future of food in Puerto Rico. From gardens to labs, bakers to distillers, Puerto Ricans are seeking agricultural sustainability and sovereignty.