Amethyst in Africa

What a fantastic opportunity to return to the country I lived in as a child to photograph at source some of the rarest and most beautiful Amethyst in the world. Gemfields is setting new benchmarks for environmental, social and safety practices in the coloured gemstone sector. They are working to support increased transparancy across the wider downstream supply chain, thereby providing the discerning customers with increased confidence in the responsible journey their gemstones have taken all the way from Gemfields mines. They asked me to travel to Zambia to document all aspects of their Emerald mine at Kariba in South Zambia photographing everything from the mine to the schools and community work they do.