Giovanni Lo Curto Photographer

For Gold Sake

Skouries, Halkidiki, Greece 2017.

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These Panorama series compare the beauty of the Skouries mountains and the destruction the the mining industry is causing. In the middle of the planned mining area, almost untouched forests are growing and this ecosystem stores and purifies millions of cubic meters of water. There are also several archaeological sites and sixteen coastal and mountain villages whose economic survival depends on the water from the forests. The harsh contrast between nature and the mining activities creates an impressive panorama. The forest seems that never ends but barbed wire and fences surround the mountain and reach its remotest corners. The sounds of nature mix with the shrill noise of the mining work, which can be heard coming from every direction. The destruction is huge.