Tajo

  • Photographer
    Stefano Sbrulli
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention
  • Date of Photograph
    2019

Cerro de Pasco has more then 70.000 inhabitants and it grew around an enormous open pit called El Tajo. A crater two kilometers long and wide and almost one km deep, that, during the years, has produced tons of copper, lead, zinc, gold and silver. The inhabitant of Cerro de Pasco live in a situation of social and economic exclusions without any possibility to escape a live at the shadow of El Tajo. Moreover, the pollution caused by 60 years of industrial extraction made Cerro de Pasco one of the most polluted places on earth.

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