“Messo in sicurezza”. An Italian way of saying for “No money for preservation”. A reportage to document Monteponi mines before they will eventually turn back to dust.

(L. Borghi)

Rosso. Terra e mattoni. E ruggine. Rosso e’ il colore dominante nel sito minerario di Monteponi, comune di Iglesias (Cagliari). Fondato nel 1850 come villaggio di minatori, per estrazioni piombo-argentifere e di Zinco, MOnteponi raggiunge il suo apice di attivita’ negli anni ’50.

More about Monteponi in the book ROSSO MONTEPONI (2016, Blurb edition) available online. Click on the book cover to open it in Blurb store.

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