"It's just a picture, it won't change anything. I can't ask you to do this"
 "I want to. Look, the dam could break at any time, maybe next week, maybe tomorrow, I don't know. But I do know that when it does happen, my house and my family will probably be destroyed. And just like last time, the company will deny responsibility. I want that picture to exist, so that people can know what happened. For that, I would be willing to sacrifice myself."  
With that a brave Marinduqueno, D., snuck a photographer in the back of a truck into Placer Dome's old copper mine, successfully evading the armed guards still protecting the property. Here D stands in front of the San Antonio Pit, containing the millions of tons of mine waste which will eventually come crashing down on his home. His desire to put himself in harms way for the sake of this documentation is a stronger testament to the anxiety Marinduquenos have to live with every day than any picture can offer.  (image by Allan Lissner)
"It's just a picture, it won't change anything. I can't ask you to do this" "I want to. Look, the dam could break at any time, maybe next week, maybe tomorrow, I don't know. But I do know that when it does happen, my house and my family will probably be destroyed. And just like last time, the company will deny responsibility. I want that picture to exist, so that people can know what happened. For that, I would be willing to sacrifice myself." With that a brave Marinduqueno, D., snuck a photographer in the back of a truck into Placer Dome's old copper mine, successfully evading the armed guards still protecting the property. Here D stands in front of the San Antonio Pit, containing the millions of tons of mine waste which will eventually come crashing down on his home. His desire to put himself in harms way for the sake of this documentation is a stronger testament to the anxiety Marinduquenos have to live with every day than any picture can offer.
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