‘For What It’s Worth’ (in Gold) by Dillon Marsh

Dillon Marsh is a South African photographer and digital artist. For his ‘For What It’s Worth’ Gold series, Marh explores part of South Africa’s history and more precisely the seven Witwatersrand Basin goldfields and the mining of natural resources such as gold, copper and diamonds as well as the effect on the land over time.

He used CGI to create a scale model of the total amount of gold extracted from each gold field. The Witwatersrand Basins are a geological formation responsible for almost half the world’s gold reserves. Marsh’s enormous gold spheres are juxtaposed against the land from which the gold is produced. The result is a poignant series of photographic images that speak loudly about our capitalistic demand for gold.