Bronze 2019 / Editorial / Environmental

Espinar, Broken Land

  • Photographer
    Alessandro Cinque
  • Agency / Studio
    Alessandro Cinque
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/Environmental

Espinar is a small Peruvian town part of the southern mining corridor,that supplies 40% of copper national production.It contributes to transform Peru in the world’s 2° largest producer.In last 30 years mining became part of Espinar’s economy and it declined living conditions of indigenous:absence of water, pollution, malnutrition, high mortality rate.Although many reports underlined the pollution of the rivers and the presence danger of arsenic, lead, chromium and mercury in the blood of the locals,the State is ignoring the situation,abandoning locals for the mine who freely move in the aerea

This is Alessandro Cinque, an Italian photojournalist. In 1988 I was born in Orvieto, Italy. Following my interest I dialed with reportage in addition to business photography, starting collaborations with NGOs (Emergency, Amnesty International) and traveling in different countries. Newspapers and magazines publish my photo features: MarieClaire, Corriere della Sera, Sette, Sunday Times, Libèration, Africa, Eastwest, Focus. In February 2017 I printed INCIPIT, my first book. In April I have been nominated Leica Ambassador. In 2018 I won an Award of Excellence at “POYi".