Mining operations in the Congo are often worked by children. Patrice, 15, has worked the Kaniola gold mine in South Kivu since he was eight years old. (Photo courtesy of Image Journeys Sasha Lezhnev via Flickr)

Mining operations in the Congo are often worked by children. Patrice, 15, has worked the Kaniola gold mine in South Kivu since he was eight years old. (Photo by Image Journeys Sasha Lezhnev via Flickr)

Mining operations in the Congo are often worked by children. Patrice, 15, has worked the Kaniola gold mine in South Kivu since he was eight years old. (Photo by Image Journeys Sasha Lezhnev via Flickr)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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