About the Ebook
While curating the photos, it struck me that the underground scenes might as well be of explorers on Mars. Mars is often described as the "Red Planet", as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance, and it is dark, rocky, remote and alien. The same can be said of the mines that make up Mineração: - underground they are reddish in the light from headlamps, dark, rocky, remote and an alien environment to all but the mine employees. - Marthe Bijman
Marthe Bijman has co-authored photo books with Mike O’Brien, a Geologist, of their travels and the mining operations where he has worked. She also writes poetry which she has published in anthologies with paintings and photographs, and has produced a genealogical study of her family.