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.

Luís Godinho, born in Angra do Heroísmo, in 1983, holds a degree in Environmental Engineering and Management from the University of the Azores and, already has a vast curriculum as a photographer, focusing on street photography and documentary photography His work is internationally recognized by the editors of major photography websites and magazines, including National Geographic, Leica Fotografie International, Lens Culture, 500px and 1x. Luís is currently living in Portugal on the Azores Islands. He works as a freelance photographer all over the world.