De Money Ghana Gold

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  • Year: 2009
  • Place: Obuasi
  • Land: Ghana (6.2116833,-1.689611) centr.
  • Category: Earth/ Soil, Participation/ Social issues/ Politics, Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins, Resources/ Energy/ Nuclear/ Fossil, and Water/ Body of water
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The photo series DE MONEY GHANA GOLD documents dangerous artisanal gold mining activities in Ghana. To escape from poverty jobless youths and their families work in the mines despite the dangers and high health risk from mercury exposure. The search for gold known locally as ‘the money’ also causes serious environmental damage such as land degradation, water pollution, erosion of agricultural sites and deforestation. >> >> >>

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