Topic: Mining

Panjshir Valley in north-central Afghanistan May 2013: A valley where emeralds are mined in Panjshir province, about 150 km north of Kabul in north-central Afghanistan.
Photo Essay

Treasure Land: The Mines of Afghanistan by Yuri Kozyrev

Afghanistan’s mountains are rich in untapped minerals that could prove to be a blessing — and a curse. TIME sent contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev to photograph the country with a mineral wealth worth as much as $1 trillion.

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David Maisel—INSTITUTE/Courtesy of Steidl
Out There

Uncharted Territories: Black Maps by David Maisel

The allure of the American West has captivated photographers since the earliest days of the medium. David Maisel’s latest book, Black Maps, chronicles more than 25 years of observing the land from a god-like perspective and an obsession with environmental destruction.

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Image: Team Leader and Mine Captain, Rustenburg Platinum Mine, Rustenburg. 1971.
Out There

David Goldblatt Revisits “On the Mines”

LightBox presents exclusive images from the re-release of David Goldblatt’s ‘On the Mines,’ the prolific South African photographer’s documentation of the mining industry during apartheid.

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Daniel Berehulak—Getty Images
Photo Essay

India’s Wild East

Photographer Daniel Berehulak documents the lives of workers in the unregulated mines of India’s Jaintia Hills.

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