The global financial crisis has sparkled up gold prices, and so, the search for El Dorado continues today. Hidden deep inside the Brazilian Amazonian rainforest lays the continents biggest illegal gold mine, Eldorado do Juma. What used to be untouched virgin rainforest has turned into a permanent campsite, as an army of poor Brazilians has arrived to give their blood, sweat and tears in the hope of a better life. The men by taking shifts in the mines. The women by working in the bars at night.
This work is part of the long term personal project AMAZONAS.