Promoting International Understanding: Larry C. Price, Child Labor and Human Cost of Gold Mining

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:00pm EDT (GMT -0400)

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Larry C. Price stops at Kennebunk High School at 6 PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, as a part of his tour across Maine to speak about his work documenting child labor in East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. His reporting focuses on the health as well as the environmental costs

Price's Pulitzer Prizes came for his photography during the 1980 coup d'etat in Liberia and for his work in El Salvador and Angola in 1985. For his Pulitzer Center-supported projects, Price turned to the human cost of mining gold with his projects, The Cost of Gold: Child Labor in Burkina Faso and Philippines and Indonesia: The Cost of Gold.

For these most recent reporting efforts, Price and the PBS NewsHour team won the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for their short documentary, "Hazardous Work."

His projects look at the health effects that mining takes on the miners, especially the children, and the communities around the gold mines. Children often work rather than go to school, and they also work in dangerous environments, digging in mines that can collapse, working with mercury and inhaling toxins. Birth defects and long-term health problems have become almost commonplace in some mining communities.

Price's visit to Kennebunk High School is a part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfire Initiative.

Larry Price at Kennebunk High School
6 PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Kennebunk High School Auditorium
89 Fletcher Street
Kennebunk, Maine