Ó Minas Gerais | My Land Our Landscape #64

Dry Season. Alvorada de Minas & Conceição do Mato Dentro, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Tailing dam of an iron ore mine. In this mine, while excavating, water springs were silted, affecting the water sourcing in almost all rural communities nearby. Also, the ore pipes used for its transportation demands an amount of water enough to source a 275,000 people. There whole region has only 25,000 inhabitants. According to a 2014 study by the University of Barcelona, Brazil ranks third in the ranking of environmental conflicts. This mining project was recently mapped out by the State’s Federal University as the Minas Gerais’ most important environmental and water conflict.

18°51'7.554" S 43°25'2.73" W

Archival Pigment Print on Baryta Paper
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14x21 in - 1/2
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).
$ 600
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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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