Golden Dreams

Illegal Miners

People are looking for gold since time immemorial. They believe that wealth will help improve their lives for the better. Young men in Sierra Leone use to leave family and move to the gold-bearing fields with the hope that they manage to kick up enough gold so they could fill up their golden dream – the bike. Owning a motorcycle is the guarantee that the owner can provide a regular income as a taxi driver. I never failed to meet a man who would like to be volunteer for good work as illegal miners. Africa, Sierra Leone, Benduma 2013.