The Neocolonial Violence of Mining by Maria Faciolince

LONDON, October 2017:
War on Want have organised a series of events bringing activists and speakers from around the globe affected by the world's biggest mining company - BHP Billiton. Go check out the list of events to attend!
The London events will feature some of my photographs of communities in La Guajira displaced by the biggest open-pit coal mine of Latin America, El Cerrejón. They were taken during a trip carried out for my Master's research project on the slow violence of (invisible) displacement.

Wayúu healer and granddaughter from the Tamaquito II community, displaced by the Cerrejón coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia.

Wayúu healer and granddaughter from the Tamaquito II community, displaced by the Cerrejón coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia.