Chappy traveled from his home in  Lake Cowal, Australia to Toronto where he confronted Peter Munk, CEO, Barrick Mines, about the impact of Barrick's mine on his community. Munk and his entourage dismissed him with smirks and jokes.<br />
Indigenous owners and environmental activists have run a 14-year campaign to close the gold mine. They argue it poses large health risks to the local community, is an immense drain on scarce freshwater resources and poisons the environment with cyanide and other toxic wastes.

Portrait of Chappy

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Chappy traveled from his home in Lake Cowal, Australia to Toronto where he confronted Peter Munk, CEO, Barrick Mines, about the impact of Barrick's mine on his community. Munk and his entourage dismissed him with smirks and jokes.
Indigenous owners and environmental activists have run a 14-year campaign to close the gold mine. They argue it poses large health risks to the local community, is an immense drain on scarce freshwater resources and poisons the environment with cyanide and...
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Barrick Mines

Michael is known primarily for the intuitive, natural way that he photographs people and places. His formal portraits, as well as his travel and documentary images of people are all built on a foundation of trust and respect. Michael's work explores the themes of identity in the individual, the family and the community.

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