Six-years in the making, La Batea, a book project developed by photographer Stephen Ferry and his sister, anthropologist Elizabeth Emma Ferry, documents the struggles of gold mining communities in Colombia defending their way of life against armed criminal organizations and multinational corporations seeking their gold. Colombia reflects the situation of local communities worldwide who face violent repression for opposing large-scale mining projects in their territories. La Batea, explores the complex social terrain around gold mining and engages with the charismatic nature of both gold and mercury.
When: Tues. Feb. 26, 2019
Time: 3:30pm to 5pm
Where: LCC - Lecture Center B2
FREE refreshments and admission