Image Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. Photo  by Matjaz Krivic

Image Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. Photo by Matjaz Krivic

The Wall Street Journal’s article “Photos: Inside the Dangerous Lives of Underage Gold Miners,” is a stirring story that becomes even more impactful with the images captured by Matjaz Krivic. These photos of mining children laboring show how these young people struggle to make a living in places that very well may kill them. They highlight how these kids have had to grow up too fast, they’re still children. Photojournalism like this can make a story. It’s one thing to read about children in a far off place working in mines, it’s another to see a child covered in dirt and sweat, smoking a cigarette in a dark pit. This photographer captured impactful, personal images that show the different facets of these young lives—their exhaustion and the dangers they encounter on a daily basis—and this work is something to aspire to for young photojournalists.  

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