In 2006, Romanian employees of the mining and energetic field faced a shakeout: the Government decided to restructure and pass these companies into private hands. The miners photographed at MinVest Deva company were transporting loads of gold ore in the small wagons to the preparation mill. A month later after these pictures had been taken, the mine was closed. A Canadian company bought properties in Rosia Montana (Transylvania) and is now trying to obtain permission to exploit the gold resources with cyanides.
Nowadays, the mine is still closed and a fervent dispute regarding pollution, poverty and unemployment rate in the region is on the public agenda. Through this exhibition, Cosmin Bumbut does not only show us the story of the miners, likewise the human relationship to landscape.