Divers in the Philippines disappear into water as opaque as chocolate milk and blindly dig for hours in search of gold trapped in muddy sediment. It is a risky business: As the miners go deeper, underwater tunnels could collapse or the jury-rigged compressor that provides air may fail. Larry Price and Hari Sreenivasan document the dangerous venture undertaken by adults and children.

(Editor's Note: "Hazardous Work: Diving into the Philippines' Dangerous Underwater Mines," produced by Larry C. Price in collaboration with PBS NewsHour, won a 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.)


Tiny children and teens toil in the gold mines of the Philippines and Indonesia. A risky, often deadly, business, child labor is growing as families rush to exploit the worldwide demand for gold.


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.
April 18, 2016 /
Emily Baumgaertner, Rob Tinworth
The Pulitzer Center led CUGH 2016's shorts film festival and communications workshop as part of an ongoing partnership.