Adam Patterson

Nr. Copiapo, Atacama region, CHILE

Angelica Alvarez reads a letter from her partner Edison Pena at Camp Esperanza. This form of communication would become a vital link in countering both the isolation of the miners below and the apprehension of their families above ground.
The letters were delivered through a narrow tube - a Paloma - that acted as a lifeline, allowing food, water and regular contact between families and their trapped loved ones.
Edison was one of 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days at the San Jose mine after a collapse on 05/08/2010.

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Adam Patterson
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Nr. Copiapo, Atacama region
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CHILE
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