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Hard Work #4 by Sergio Pessolano

Hard Work #4


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9.06.2007 at 14:27h
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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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Celal Tayar, 9.06.2007 at 15:21h

wonderful compostion !!!

Roxana Laemmlin , 9.06.2007 at 15:44h

a great series and a great report!



Roberto Lira, 9.06.2007 at 15:47h

I can't comment each of them, all are outstanding photos. It's a photographic gold pot.

Cees Kuijs, 9.06.2007 at 17:21h

Just fantastic !! Another great picture !!
Greetings, Cees

Kombizz Kashani, 9.06.2007 at 20:27h

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 he drinks from that dirty water if he gets thirsty?
nice sad documentary image while every other nation pride in their advanced life and then here ....

Anastasya Ivanova, 10.06.2007 at 5:39h

It looks like he's in charge of making percolation works in trying to get some gold granules from the water. I know this process, but seems all available tools which he can make use of are too cruel and not enough...
The child, unforunately he is losing his whole life already becuase of having to get stuck there with the gold-mining job without receiving further education or teachings...

Dragomir Vukovic, 10.06.2007 at 9:22h

excellent !!!

Véronique Soulier, 10.06.2007 at 20:08h

a fantastic serie... thnaks for sharing Sergio VS

Parvin Dabas, 11.06.2007 at 9:27h

excellent and thought provoking series

Zenonas Meskauskas, 11.06.2007 at 22:44h

Excellent series!

Andrej Nagode, 12.06.2007 at 14:51h

Fantastic picture!

G.Stefano Spedicato , 12.06.2007 at 15:59h

non ho parole.!!!!
foto eccezzionale !!!!!

D. Ynoche, 13.06.2007 at 17:21h

a sad reality..................
thanks for sharing

Pascal Viyer, 14.06.2007 at 17:30h

How much chance we have !
great reportage
amitié Sergio

Gazpacho. , 15.06.2007 at 0:25h

un estilo de vida.

DRAGA PUC, 16.06.2007 at 11:13h

shocking!!!! It is about time to stop the children labour!!!

2 little stars, 16.06.2007 at 19:03h

Aside from the inhuman circumstances these people live in, the photo you took is absolutly great.
Tanti cari saluti Christel

Francesco Margarita, 17.06.2007 at 18:15h

Qualcosa nel buio by Francesco Margarita
Qualcosa nel buio
17.6.07, 17:59

Fantastica come tutte.
Ciao francesco

Wilhelm H., 19.06.2007 at 12:07h

great environmental picture

DanieleP , 19.06.2007 at 17:39h


roswitha.wesiak , 29.06.2007 at 21:25h

this docu is excellent and very sad rosi

Martin B...., 4.09.2007 at 19:43h

hi sergio,
a very authentic and bald documentary!!
you present great fotografie in your portofolio, im happy
i discovered it.........

ciao martin

Enrico Maioli, 8.09.2007 at 13:43h

Fotografia perfetta, rispecchia la crudeltà di questo mondo. Grande Sergio.

Pascale06 , 29.09.2007 at 19:45h

Superb series Félicitation

Anna Koudella , 20.05.2008 at 0:06h

La miniera d´oro è l´autore di tante splendide foto.
Sono rapita...

Irmi K. 1965, 21.05.2011 at 16:36h

We are feeling quite well here in Europe....

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