Potosi’s mine – 2003

by , September 20th, 2005  |  Published in Exhibitions, Reportage

  • In the city
  • Carro Rico from Potosi
  • General view of a miner shop
  • Dynamite
  • Coca shop !
  • Preparation of lamp
  • Woman sorting the ore
  • A miner checking the rock
  • workers pushing a cart
  • Miners
  • Miners pushing a cart
  • Miner working
  • ...
  • Getting out of hell !

Potosi is a city of 155000 inhabitants, located at 4000m high, in Bolivia. This 400 years old city was created on silver. Here, people still work 12 hours a day in the mine. Along this long history, 8 millions people died here.


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