Kitson Town is a rural community just north of Spanish Town, Jamaica. It is the bauxite in the earth that gives the soil its vivid colour.  This mineral is the main component of aluminium.

From the 1950s onwards the area was surface-mined for bauxite which involved moving communities off their land; many didn’t return.

This selection of images from the series includes photographs of the vast red ‘lake’ near Mandeville, a 90 minutes drive from Kitson Town.  The ‘lake’ consists of the toxic mud residue created by processing bauxite using caustic soda.