Photo report of the gold rush in Senegal: Laeila Adjovi


Photo report of the gold rush in Senegal: Laeila Adjovi
Reportage photo de la ruée vers l'or au Sénégal: Laeila AdjoviLaeila Adjovi offers a photo report on the gold rush in Senegal.Self-taught photojournalist Franco-Beninese origin, follower of a documentary photograph, it shows through these pictures of the daily lives of thousands of gold seekers.

Photo credit: Laeila Adjovi

Ruée vers l'or au Sénégal + Laeila Adjovi
At 15, Boroma Kangara dips, hollows and returns the stones in the gallery.
Ruée vers l'or au Sénégal
At 13, Boroma Dembélé left his village to look for gold.
site de diabougou
On the site of Diabougou, a mining digs a gallery.
Ruée vers l'or au Sénégal + Laeila Adjovi
Fatoumata Keita-12 years. She pulls on the rope to bring the dama from the bottom of stones.
Campement de mineurs dans la ville originel de Diabougou
Camp minors in the original city of Diabougou.
Lavement des pierres ramenées du fond du dama
Washing of stones brought from dama bottom.
Ruée vers l'or au Sénégal + Laeila Adjovi
The galleries are very deep. They go up 20 or 30 meters deep.
Ruée vers l'or au Sénégal + Laeila Adjovi
Mercury poisons the water of the river. The miners use to wash and treat the gold.
Reportage photo de la ruée vers l'or au Sénégal: Laeila Adjovi
In the mining site Dioura, work ends at 17 hours.


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