5th DAY – INDIA – JAIPUR – JEWEL WORKER

by Antonio Gil September. 26, 2015 2293 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 4 years 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.

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Olga Helys 4 years ago

GREAT CAPTURES
but
so sad realities!

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Liz M 4 years 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

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Evalizette Hansson 4 years ago

Very strong post Antonio...last one to favourites

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Sadhya Rippon 4 years ago

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

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Mike Meliska 4 years ago

Nice environmental portraits.

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Jay Boggess 4 years ago

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

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Kasia Urynowicz 4 years ago

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

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Sabina Ibrahimović 4 years ago

The last shot is very expressive.

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Gillian Parsons 4 years ago

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

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Larry Sample 4 years 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.

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Marilyn Grimble 4 years ago

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

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Kenny H 4 years ago

A horrible price to pay for our foolish whims.

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