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Hard Work #5 by Sergio Pessolano

Hard Work #5 


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9.06.2007 at 14:25h
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Gold-mine of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso – Men, boys, women and children work hard all day long in cruel condition only for board and lodging and a (very) small percentage of the gold dug out. The air temperature is near 50°C, the ground temperature is over 65°C.


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Marguerite L., 9.06.2007 at 15:05h

Wonderful shot!!
Grüessli Marguerite

Inez Soares, 9.06.2007 at 16:39h

absolutly FanTasTic!!!

Cees Kuijs, 9.06.2007 at 17:19h

Perfect golden tones. Excellent composed and a great impact. Good luck with the voting !!
Greetings, Cees

Christoph Hammann, 9.06.2007 at 17:20h

This one comes out top of the series, N.G. caliber!

Elmar Weder, 9.06.2007 at 17:37h


Valfoto, 9.06.2007 at 18:02h


Kombizz Kashani, 9.06.2007 at 20:39h

Although I do NOT much know about Burkina Faso, but with a simple search in Yahoo managed to get the following resources:

I wonder if other rich black American famous people like Oprah Winfrey knows about this underprivileged life of kids?
Very sad image

Alessandro Della Casa, 9.06.2007 at 23:41h

L'acqua giallastra sullo sfondo è la ciliegina sulla torta.
Grande scatto.

Anastasya Ivanova, 10.06.2007 at 5:47h

Beyond all words that I can use for a proper praise, excellent work.

Comy Kandilo, 10.06.2007 at 6:44h

great story....amazing shot...

Marc Erpelding, 10.06.2007 at 7:54h

Absolutely beautiful. The "golden" colour is fantastic and his "sad" expression provides the necessary mood. Lets you think

Kind regards,

Robert L. Roux, 10.06.2007 at 8:21h

gold is a metal
with no intrinsic value
but children of the poor
collect it
for children of the rich

Dragomir Vukovic, 10.06.2007 at 9:17h

strong window !

Guglielmo Antonini, 10.06.2007 at 22:40h

anche di questa tua ultima serie non saprei quale preferire, sono tutte magnifiche tecnicamente, ed illustrano tutte una dura realtà spesso a noi poco nota. Non posso che rinnovarti i miei complimenti e la mia stima.
Un saluto Guglielmo.

Kerstin Rösler, 11.06.2007 at 19:56h

very very good, sergio.

lg kerst

Zenonas Meskauskas, 11.06.2007 at 22:45h

Very efective picture.

Milan Bystron, 12.06.2007 at 10:59h

perfectly composition Sergio, very good work ...

Andrej Nagode, 12.06.2007 at 14:53h

Very good! Well composed!

D. Ynoche, 13.06.2007 at 17:23h

a child who can't be a child (playing, joking, running around etc...............) the expression of his face tells thousands of stories....
sad that we can't change such situations........
saluti & thanks for sharing

Voting Center, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

This photo has been selected for the gallery with 81 pro- and 19 contra-votes. Congratulations, Sergio Pessolano :-)

Pawel Majewski, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Maguire , 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Frank Cecconi, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

This photo is comparable to any great masterpiece from Sebastiao Salgado, but in colour, ie. it evokes the same feelings of injustice and inequality, which is sadly a common feature in the World. Super PRO!

Massimiliano Fonzo, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Celal Tayar, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Valfoto, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Patrick Parenteau, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

Sergio - Pro - Sergio - Pro - Sergio - Pro - Sergio - Pro- Pro - Sergio - Pro - Sergio - Pro - Sergio - Pro- Pro - Sergio - Pro - Sergio - Pro - Sergio - Pro- Pro - Sergio - Pro - Sergio - Pro - Sergio - Pro - It's been the same for years now. Sergio - don't any of your shots suck? PRO - again

Roxana Laemmlin , 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

fantastic shot!

Alfred Spectrum, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Mircea Tiron-Tudor, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

Pro !

Inez Soares, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

lol.. Patrick.. is'nt he fantastic. ??PROOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Christian Knospe, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Alexandra Baltog, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

What can I say...? only... PRO!

Cees Kuijs, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

PRO !!

Sergio Pessolano, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

Grazie Lisa. Il tuo contributo dato nel raccomandare questa immagine per farla conoscere ulteriormente sarà un'altra goccia di aiuto affinchè i nostri figli non debbano più confrontare le proprie coscienze con simili realtà.

Thank you Lisa. Moreover, your contribution given in recommending this image in order to introduce it better, will be a drop more of aid so our sons do not have more to confront their consciences with similar realities. (Sorry for my bad English)

G.Stefano Spedicato , 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

anche x il commento.

Ruud van der Lubben, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

I was looking at this series of Sergio's earlier this afternoon. And where they are different because of the subject, first thing i noticed was the fact that they are all taken from above, a high ( and dry ) point of view which imho opinion results in these pictures being too much detached from the subject. Pictures about such living and working conditions for people have in the past sometime brought about changes, but in order to bring about changes the pics should have far more impact, and i find that these pictures lack just that.

Dragomir Vukovic, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Sergio Pessolano, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

Sorry Ruud, usually I agree with your remarks but this time I can't do it: a low POV would "destroy" the whole of environment.

aw masry , 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

Very beautiful to say that - - -
For me it is + + + + +

Tom McAlexander , 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Claire Laira, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Leo_nid, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Jacky Kobelt, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Peter Mertz, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Jamie Hollett, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

BIG PRO!!!!!!

Rolf Wengenroth, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Robert L. Roux, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Abdul Khaliq, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

We discussed some time back to make a saperate Gallery channel for Sergio :)
Big PRO for this series.

ivano cheli (2) , 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Klaus der Sandmann, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

Oversharpened, sorry contra.

MichaH., 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


III sto III, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Luca di paola, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


gerla , 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Sus Bogaerts, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Cristina Brunello, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Véronique Soulier, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Claude Coeudevez, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

Master Picture ! PRO

BRYAN CRUTE, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

Pro !

Andy Pomplun, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Michel Lamarche, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Diana Rybakova, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Der Brownz - Peter Braunschmid, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Robert Riley, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Vera Böhm, 15.06.2007 at 22:37h


Jaime Crystal Attenborough , 15.06.2007 at 22:37h

wow sergio, these colours are so amazing, his skin colour against all the gold tones is so magic, yes hard work indeed, hope he found something worth while
Pro +++++

Massimo Carolla, 15.06.2007 at 22:38h


Dominique Duriot, 15.06.2007 at 22:38h

I saw it this morning and wanted to proposed it..
thats ok for me...Big PRO***

Anastasya Ivanova, 15.06.2007 at 22:38h

I will vote pro to every single work made by him.
Can't understand why there're some people lacking in any further understanding or emotional feeling to his works, never been out of Europe for living in somewhere in very poverty b4?

Michael Henderson, 15.06.2007 at 22:38h


Daren Borzynski, 15.06.2007 at 22:38h

Excellent angle of view... PRO

Luc Grollie, 15.06.2007 at 22:38h

big pro !!!

Anca Silvia B., 15.06.2007 at 22:38h


Nabi Kircaoglu, 15.06.2007 at 22:38h

...for me its pro..

Steffen Niclas, 15.06.2007 at 22:38h

*** «:::P:::» «:::R:::» «:::O:::» ***

Mike Player, 15.06.2007 at 22:38h



Sergio Pessolano, 16.06.2007 at 8:24h

Thank you so much also from the young "worker" of this image.

DRAGA PUC, 16.06.2007 at 11:14h

Congr!!!! How sad it really is,....

Michael Henderson, 16.06.2007 at 18:02h

Congratulations !!!

Gazpacho. , 16.06.2007 at 20:56h


Joseph Eastman, 17.06.2007 at 7:15h

amazing shoot as always... Sergio's signature: color, meaning, power... a portfolio to see over and over...

Rob Brydon, 17.06.2007 at 12:06h

another inspiring image Sergio. Talent to burn is what you could still be a craftsman photographer with one eye tied behind your back. Good work mate...A well deserved Pro..cheers..Rob

Hakki Yesillik , 18.06.2007 at 8:14h


Lazaros Limos , 18.06.2007 at 19:46h

when you see this boy , it's hard to talk about the great colours and the exellent composed theme, but on the other hand, these elements make you to notice his drama and guide you to make a "stop" on this photo.
Great work!!!

Uldis Eglajs , 18.06.2007 at 20:31h


Bill Brooks , 18.06.2007 at 22:38h

Fabulous shot

CsomorLászló , 19.06.2007 at 11:09h


Wilhelm H., 19.06.2007 at 12:05h

clearly a star. Good photo-work, like any other showing your professionality. Refinded message

DanieleP , 19.06.2007 at 17:40h

capolavoro! poi vista qua con una risoluzione maggiore rispetto ad altre parti si gusta ancora di più

Jeff Burgess, 19.06.2007 at 22:17h

Sergio I love your work. I do hope, however, that in this case you gave the kid some money as his pic will undoubtably lead to you gaining some in the future.....jeff

Ugur Ozdemir, 21.06.2007 at 16:54h

Great serie this photo's.
Like the living color en color contrast.
Just great.

Pascal Viyer, 22.06.2007 at 15:32h

compliment !

Gabi Anna, 26.06.2007 at 22:11h



roswitha.wesiak , 29.06.2007 at 21:28h

golden colors, black continent, worst circumstances , saluti rosi

Tove Følid, 29.06.2007 at 22:50h

Fantastic shot.

D. Ynoche, 30.06.2007 at 0:51h

a bit late but = congrats for the merited star....

Piroska Baetz, 6.07.2007 at 9:27h

a very nice picture and story...
I gratuliere
greet, piri

Gabriela Sauciuc, 7.07.2007 at 19:56h

great story
great shot
great light
all is great

Karsten Zepner, 13.07.2007 at 14:00h

Unbelievable story. Very good picture. Congratulation!
gr. Karsten

Edijs , 17.07.2007 at 10:42h

Amazing photo!

Oruç Gazi KUTLUER , 28.08.2007 at 0:16h

they work to find a sparkle of gold, we use gold everywhere... is this injustice??

COQUET ALAIN , 22.09.2007 at 16:40h

une merveille pour les yeux !!!!!!
quelle leçon !!!!!

Pascale06 , 29.09.2007 at 19:46h

Beautiful fav :)

Konstantinos Papazoglou, 10.10.2007 at 16:09h

By far, the best of the series. Maybe because of it's cromatism.

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