For a while, I felt like I was in the famous town of Twin Peaks. The Dark Mine, which is also called the “gate to the mountains”, lies in the foothillss of the Krkonoše. On all sides it is surrounded by leaky coniferous forests, clouds float above the tips of trees, and in addition to the sounds of nearby river, it is mostly heard by a chainsaw. Local people are affected by his jobs and harsh conditions here. Everything at this place is connected with hard work, there is many factories and industrial buildings.
Project won the first prize in Czech press photo 2017 (category Everyday life).
Photographer: Pepa Dvoracek
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