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The tale of the copper town

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Day and night freight trains depart the town of Alaverdi in Northern Armenia with a cargo of pure copper and slowly make their way across the nearby Georgian border and onwards to Russia; taking with them any hope that the people of this town - with a history of copper production stretching back 230 years - have of economic survival.
At the peak of Soviet Armenia almost 50,000 tons of copper were produced in Alaverdi. Now the once prosperous Vallex copper factory is in a state of rapid decline

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About Will Berridge

Will Berridge (b1975) is a recent graduate of the University of Westminster with an MA in photojournalism. Focusing on long-term projects that reflect on current and past cultural and social issues, particularly in the South Caucasus region.

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