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The European idea of backpacking in South America usually includes carrying a Visa card for emergencies. This 1986 photograph of gold-mine workers in Brazil shows a rather different form of travail. It is by Sebastião Salgado, whose exhibition in Bath next month offers a shocking testimony to the brutality of physical labour. Salgado’s images can be seen in Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age, which is at the Royal Photographic Society, Milsom Street, from 8 April to 11 June.

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