Spent a long, tough day at Nic Madrazo’s funeral. Haven’t really looked at the pictures yet, maybe tomorrow. I’ll share when I can.
I read M. Scott’s post (a couple below this) about the pollution caused by used consumer electronics. He had a link to a National Geographic story about industry in Ghana where they burn coated electrical wire to expose the valuable metal filament and sell it for scrap. As it turns out, I stumbled upon the very same situation in May when I was in a small town in Bosnia near Sarajevo, visiting my good friend Jasmin Brutus in his hometown of Visoko. Same town, if you know your odd history, of the Bosnian Pyramids which I photographed in ’07.
So, here’s one of my pictures from that scene. A old man digs in the dirt for scrap metal. He even has a pacemaker.