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Old 05-15-2019   #1
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For several years I have been wanting to take a photo series of brick and tile makers working with their traditional methods of laying the formed mud out in the sun - but have never come across the opportunity until now.

There were several operations in Nicaragua, but they were in more remote areas or were inaccessible - but more often hesitant to approach and ask on my own óó a little like thinking twice before entering a huge auto wrecker, not knowing what is behind the walls.

Driving on a rural highway with Salvadorian friends recently, we stopped on the side of the road to see if there was anyone around this abandoned looking property with what looked like a large dilapidated building that probably was used for kilning bricks. A fellow walked out to see what I was up to, and informed me that workers were back behind the kiln. I asked I could talk photos of them working.

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Traditional brick making. The mud used is a mix of earth and white sand. At least 15 days drying the bricks in the sun. When they have 1,600 bricks collected in the kiln, they fire it up and cure them.
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While they didnít have the kiln fired up on this day, here is a functioning kiln that I noticed several hours later in a different part of the country.
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Great series, Robert.
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Yes, wonderful series.
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Great series, Robert.
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