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Erberto Zani

Erberto Zani

Mercury poisoning

Nur Aini, 33, embraces her beloved Camelia, 12 (village of Cisitu, West Java, Indonesia, January 2023). Minamata’s disease is caused by chronic mercury poisoning. This metal, used in hundreds of illegal gold mines in the forests of Java, Indonesia, is contaminating the aquifers of many villages.

Awards

World Photo Annual

2023

Honorable Mention

Photojournalism

Professional

Mercury poisoning

Nur Aini, 33, embraces her beloved Camelia, 12 (village of Cisitu, West Java, Indonesia, January 2023). Minamata’s disease is caused by chronic mercury poisoning. This metal, used in hundreds of illegal gold mines in the forests of Java, Indonesia, is contaminating the aquifers of many villages.

About Artist

Erberto Zani

Erberto Zani has been working as an independent photographer and journalist since 2008, after having collaborated for several years with the newspaper Gazzetta di Parma. He has produced reports from many difficult areas of the world documenting, among other topics, the earthquake in Haiti, the water crisis in the Sahel, the refugee camps in Lebanon, Greece and Uganda, the religious pilgrimage of Kumbh Mela in India, the civil war in Ethiopia, the disappeared people in Ecuador. It is carrying out some long-term projects on the illegal extraction of minerals in the world and on the crimes related to the use of acid. His photos and articles have been published in numerous magazines including Der Spiegel, The Guardian, L'Espresso, The Times, as well as catalogues and photographic books. Member of the Order of Journalists since 2007, from 2011 is part of AIRF, Italian Association of Reporters Photographers. Since 2020 he has been contributing photographer for the Alamy agency.

Erberto Zani

Photographic Areas of Focus

People, Photojournalism, Portrait

Location

Italy

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