TOKYO-2019 Editorial / Photo Essay

Blood Red Luxury

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Luis Godinho

In northern Mozambique, there are these clandestine mining mines of Grenada a semi-precious stone, where men, women and children every day without safe and sanitary conditions dig with shovels and pickaxes to find the stones. While, on a part of the planet, people proudly display rings and necklaces with precious stones; in another, human beings in degrading conditions dig into the depths to find them.

Luis Godinho was born in Angra do HeroĆ­smo, Azores, in 1983.?He holds a degree in Environmental Engineering and Management from University of Azores but also has a wide experience as a photographer, especially in photojournalism and documentary photography. Luis currently lives in Azores, Portugal and works as a freelance photographer all around the world.