Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalker
A very powerful photograph, as are the others on the website. My Spanish isn't very good anymore. I gather the photos are of some open pit mine in Mexico from years ago. Probably the photographer is famous, but I don't know the name. Can you tell us something about him and his photographs, or where to read (in English) about him?
Thanks,
Sebastiao is brazilian, and I beleive the picture is from a mining operation in Chad, but I am not sure. Anyhow, you can read more about him on this link.

http://www.terra.com.br/sebastiaosalgado/

Nope, I was wrong. The picture is from a gold mine in sierra pelada, Brazil.