In South America, the mining communities working in the age-old production of gold are going it alone in the name of their own development and are bolstering the boom in fair trade jewelry.
Illustrations extraites du premier chapitre du webdocumentaire A LIFE LIKE MINE
Photographies : Guillaume COLLANGES Textes : Sébastien DAYCARD HEID
At the heart of a valley surrounded by mountains similar to the afghan ones, Cuatro Horas is a kind of lost arch, after four hours walking from Chaparra. In this mining community where 2500 souls are living, gold is a relief for those who try to escape their condition.
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