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Hungary’s Thick Red Line by Palíndromo Mészáros

In October 2010, the small town of  Ajka, Veszprém County, in western Hungary, witnessed an environmental disaster that is considered the worst in the country’s history. The bearing wall of a reservoir dam of the aluminium factory collapsed, freeing approximately one million cubic meters (35 million cubic feet) of toxic liquid sludge forming lakes of red mud. The mud was released as a 1–2 meters high (3–7 ft) wave, flooding several surrounding localities. Nine people died, and 122 people were injured in the accident. Spanish photographer Palíndromo Mészáros documented the effects of the massive spill through this set of photographs entitled “The Line”. Where a thick line of… Read more »

JEANS – Fashion VS. Environment

JEANS are trousers made from denim. Some of the earliest American blue jeans were made by Jacob Davis, Calvin Rogers, and Levi Strauss in 1873. Starting in the 1950s, jeans, originally designed for working people, became popular among teenagers. The word “jeans” comes from the French phrase bleu de Gênes, literally the blue of Genoa. Jeans fabric, or denim, originated independently in two places; The French town of Nîmes, from which ‘denim’ (de Nîmes) gets its name, and From Dongari Killa in India, from which the name dungarees was derived. Denim trousers were made in Chieri, a town near Turin, Italy, during the Renaissance and were popularized in the 19th century. These trousers were sold through the harbor… Read more »

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