As part of his research, David Abraham reguraly travels to Asia and South America. Here are photographs from some of those trips.
A trip to Bangka off the coast of Sumatra. Mining at its most dangerous–and loud. After several days there, I couldn’t tell the difference between legal and illegal mining.
My throat burned, my eyes teared—it’s hard to believe the smartphone in my pocket had its roots in one of the low-tech, toxic cauldrons I was staring at.