1991 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Stories, 3rd prize
Photographer

Anthony Suau

Black Star for Time

01 January, 1990

Children play in streets blackened by unfiltered soot pouring from the black carbon factory in Copsa Mica, one of the most polluted towns in Europe.

The pollution was caused by the two factories in Copsa Mica: Carbosin, the carbon factory, and Sometra, a factory where zinc was smelted. Carbosin closed in 1993 and Sometra was closed in 2009 when the global economic crisis brought on a major down fall in zinc and lead orders.

About the photographer

Anthony Suau

Suau started his career at the Chicago Sun Times in 1976 and later joined the Denver Post. In 1985, he moved to New York City to work for Black Star agency. He was a contract pho...

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