You’re not going to feel great about your phone. But photographer Marcus Bleasdale’s <em>Price of Precious</em> also captures the positive change happening to the industry.

These Eye-Popping Photos Show How They Get The Minerals That Power Your Gadgets

You’re not going to feel great about your phone. But photographer Marcus Bleasdale’s <em>Price of Precious</em> also captures the positive change happening to the industry.

Marcus Bleasdale's Shocking Photos Reveal the Ugly Truth Behind Smartphone Manufacturing by Beth Buczynski, 10/13/13

Marcus Bleasdale's Shocking Photos Reveal the Ugly Truth Behind Smartphone Manufacturing

The Price of Precious The minerals in our electronic devices have bankrolled unspeakable violence in the Congo. Photograph by Marcus Bleasdale A child is put to work at a militia-run mine in Watsa.

Marcus Bleasdale | Art

These are more photographs that depict the ongoing war in Congo by photographer Marcus Bleasdale. Very powerful images.

The burial of 8-month-old Sakura Lisi, the daughter of a gold miner in Mongbwalu in northeastern Congo. She died from anemia brought on by malaria. 2004. Marcus Bleasdale: When Photography Campaigns for Change - NYTimes.com

Marcus Bleasdale: When Photography Campaigns for Change

The burial of 8-month-old Sakura Lisi, the daughter of a gold miner in Mongbwalu in northeastern Congo. She died from anemia brought on by malaria. 2004. Marcus Bleasdale: When Photography Campaigns for Change - NYTimes.com

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Artisanal gold miners work solely by hand in Watsa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in October Marcus Bleasdale/VII cnn photo

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Marcus Bleasdale's Shocking Photos Reveal the Ugly Truth Behind Smartphone Manufacturing

But photographer Marcus Bleasdale’s Price of Precious also captures the positive change happening to the industry.

Shoot Stories: Marcus Bleasdale - Telegraph

Shoot Stories: Marcus Bleasdale

Marcus Bleasdale talks to Lucy Davies about photographing the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic

Meet the people who put their lives on the line, enduring horrifying conditions, in order to harvest the precious minerals needed to make your smartphone.

Marcus Bleasdale's Shocking Photos Reveal the Ugly Truth Behind Smartphone Manufacturing

Marcus Bleasdale, Darfur

Marcus Bleasdale, Darfur

Marcus Bleasdale: When Photography Campaigns for Change - NYTimes.com

Marcus Bleasdale: When Photography Campaigns for Change

Marcus Bleasdale: When Photography Campaigns for Change - The New York Times

Marcus Bleasdale: When Photography Campaigns for Change - NYTimes.com

Marcus Bleasdale: When Photography Campaigns for Change

Marcus Bleasdale: When Photography Campaigns for Change - NYTimes.com

Marcus Bleasdale

Bonded workers crush rocks in Mongbwalu, eastern Congo. Whole families work in slave conditions for warlords, controlling huge amounts of land, where gold is extracted to finance their military campaigns.

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