5th DAY – INDIA – JAIPUR – JEWEL WORKER

by Antonio Gil September. 26, 2015 2288 views

The young Indian workers who grind the gemstones that go into our jewelry work one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. The grinding process creates clouds of silica dust, which the workers breathe in, condemning them to early painful deaths of silicosis.

VIDEO: WORKERS IN INDIA DIE YOUNG OF SILICOSIS [youtube.com]

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Kara Bana 3 years, 9 months ago

He looks to be grinding pencils?
So very sad, reminds me of the coal miners from where I'm from who would get black lung.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 3 years, 9 months ago

GREAT CAPTURES
but
so sad realities!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Liz M 3 years, 9 months ago

its good to be reminded of the origin of our "things"..sad but almost anything "pretty" is produced in a very exploitative way...hopefully things can change

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson 3 years, 9 months ago

Very strong post Antonio...last one to favourites

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 3 years, 9 months ago

A shocking fact.
The first picture has a beautiful quality.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 3 years, 9 months ago

Nice environmental portraits.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 years, 9 months ago

A sad reality...........powerfull images, mon ami..........
There, but for fortune, go you & I.................

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kasia Urynowicz 3 years, 9 months ago

Antonio, I will keep silent....... you know what I wanted to write :-)

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sabina Ibrahimović 3 years, 9 months ago

The last shot is very expressive.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 3 years, 9 months ago

So sad that no one seems to care...............and they give their all to provide the jewellery.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 3 years, 9 months ago

What a downer. But at the same time a dose of gratitude that my work environment, though sometimes hostile, is a bit more conducive to living long happy life.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 9 months ago

Why no masks? Surely some simple measures might help!
A high price to pay.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kenny H 3 years, 9 months ago

A horrible price to pay for our foolish whims.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
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