January 9, 2017 / Open Society Foundation
Jošt Franko, Meta Krese
Open Society Foundations instagram takeover with the Global supply chain of cotton industry project
Carrying cotton to the collection point in Diongolo, Burkina Faso. Image by Jošt Franko. Burkina Faso, 2016
January 5, 2017 /
Meta Krese, Jošt Franko
Meta Krese and Jost Franko discuss today’s globalized economy by connecting growers of cotton from Burkina Faso, the garment industry in Bangladesh, and European consumers.
December 24, 2016 / Untold Stories
Meta Krese
What would change for farmers in Burkina Faso who rely on manual labor if they knew they were competing against farmers in the U.S. who use machines for pressing cotton bales?
Local farmers load the cotton onto the Sofitex containers at the collection center, near Boro. Image by Jost Franko. Burkina Faso, 2015.
December 23, 2016 / Untold Stories
Jošt Franko
Photographer Jost Franko follows the path of cotton in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Slovenia, where he finds farmers and textile workers who are often struggling—underpaid or mistreated.
Local farmers are seen at the so-called market, a collection center for cotton, in a village near Dano. Image by Jošt Franko. Burkina Faso, 2015.
December 14, 2016
Meta Krese, Jošt Franko
From cotton farms in Burkina Faso to sweatshops in Bangladesh and Romania, a story of the real costs of our globalized economy.
A garment worker carries jeans to a storage room in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. Image by Jošt Franko. Burkina Faso, 2016.
December 13, 2016 / The Nation
Meta Krese, Jošt Franko
Following the path of cotton from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall.
April 20, 2016
Seiler Smith, Larry C. Price
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks with his hometown radio station in Dayton, Ohio, about his work.
October 25, 2015
Eleanor Bell, Will Fitzgibbon
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
September 9, 2015 / International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Will Fitzgibbon, Eleanor Bell
Reporters in one of the largest ever journalistic collaborations in Africa spent months unearthing court records and hushed-up government audits to tell human stories of mining's impacts in Africa.
March 30, 2015
Larry C. Price
Exhibition features photographs by award-winning photographer Larry C. Price on child labor in the mining industry.
October 7, 2014
Meghan Dhaliwal
Photographers take hard look at exploitative working conditions, health hazards and environmental problems associated with production of leather, garments and gold.
February 19, 2014
Ben Depp, Nadja Drost, Mellissa Fung, Dimiter Kenarov, Jacob Kushner, Narayan Mahon, Larry C. Price, Jane Regan, Steve Sapienza, Nadia Shira Cohen, Damon Tabor
Cross continents with eleven of our grantee journalists as they take you into the mines to show you where we get our gold––exposing the hidden social and environmental costs of this business.
February 6, 2014 / Untold Stories
Ben Depp, Nadja Drost, Mellissa Fung, Dimiter Kenarov, Jacob Kushner, Narayan Mahon, Larry C. Price, Jane Regan, Steve Sapienza, Nadia Shira Cohen, Damon Tabor
On Feb. 14, the Pulitzer Center releases its newest e-book on the environmental and human prices of gold mining. Whether this resource is produced in a way that is fair to all is very much up to us.

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