Ó Minas Gerais | My Land Our Landscape #9

Wet Season. Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Alegria Mine | Happiness Mine. Sediments and water interacting in a tailings dam. The Brazilian region known as “Iron Quadrilateral” used to be one of the largest iron ore reservoirs in the world. Most of the high quality iron ore reserves were mined. The remaining poor quality reserve require further excavations and cause extensive damage to the landscape, compromising the local bioma and and microclimate.
20°10'42.251" S 43°29'27.222" W

Archival Pigment Print on Baryta Paper
Editions;
14x21 in - 2/2
22x33 in - 1/2
32x48 in - 1/3

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).
$ 700
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Júlia Pontés

(b.1983 - Minas Gerais, Brazil) - Based in Sao 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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