Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Flight to Quibdó

I joined Guillaume and Sebastion, a photographer and journalist from Paris, and David, a translater from Medellin, on a flight (with propellers) to Quibdó , the capital of the department of Chocó. From here it was a one and a half hour bus journey to the town of Tadó, my base for a few days. The Oro Verde ® programme operates in the two municipalities of Tadó and Condoto, working with 194 certified family units (around 1300 miners).

Detail of the trompe l'oeil painting by Francis Martin of Oro Verde ® miner, Catalina Mosquera. The original photograph was taken by Ronald de Hommel.

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