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Meet Arzuma Tiando, a Gold Miner

Arzuma Tindano (28) leads an eight-member crew of miners at Djuga, an artisanal mine in north-eastern Burkina Faso. They all trust him. They believe in his strength and his judgment. His 'office' is a 20 meters deep, narrow, dangerous and claustrophobic pit. The air there is thick, hot and humid with constant dust atacking his longs. He is just about to go into his pit again to do his night shift after he finishes his cigarete. Working in the night is better, he says, because the air is a bit cooler.

TAGS: Burkina Faso

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Member since 2014
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Photo of the Day: 01.23.18 Editors' Pick
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© Matjaz Krivic.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
Total Views: 3195
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 5, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: ISO1600
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