Ó Minas Gerais | My Land Our Landscape #29

Dry Season.
Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

A mine tailing dam is a huge structure that hold the residues of mining explorations - that have current very low market value - mixed with water. In Itabira, the more than 20 dams around the mining explorations occupy around 9.35 square miles. That would be compared to 3,384 soccer fields. Brazil’s largest tailing them will be in Itabira and will hold 58billion gallons of mud. Image made with Large Format Positive Film using a 1940 Speed Graphic camera adapted for aerial photography with the help of 2 members of a mining community.

19°37'0.107" S 43°10'55.367" W

Archival Pigment Print on Baryta Paper
Ed. 1/5

20% of sales goes to mining communities and initiatives to foster actions to improve mining communities.

Estimated delivery of first batch (before the end of the Summer 2019).

$ 5000
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Júlia Pontés

(b.1983 - Minas Gerais, Brazil) - Based in São Paulo, New York, Buenos Aires, and Mumbai. She is a skilled drone pilot, aerial photographer, photographic printer and her photographic knowledge range from Large Format Film photography to advanced Photoshop skills.
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