Town of Majdanpek, northeastern Serbia (August 2014). It lies along the Pek river in the Homoljske mountains. Majdanpek (with its population around 7300 people) has been an important mining centre since Roman times, when gold was mined; by the 20th century, iron and copper were the most important minerals. Discovery of new copper deposits in the 1960s increased Majdanpek’s population dramatically. Most inhabitants of the town are involved in the mining enterprise.
Photographs and text: Saša Čolić