Journey through Myanmar (Burma) with photographer Christian Holst, and discover how the global trade of Burmese rubies and jade affects the lives of the country’s citizens. Generating close to $500 million annually for the country’s rulers, Burmese ruby sales rarely benefit those who extract the gemstones and craft them into breathtaking jewelry. BLOOD/STONES: Burmese Rubies offers an intimate view on the hardships caused by natural resource exploitation, and addresses the crises that Myanmar’s citizens face today.
BLOOD/STONES: Burmese Rubies. Created by ART WORKS Projects.
This exhibition is generously supported in part by the Open Society Foundations.
© Photo by Christian Holst/Reportage by Getty Images