How is this image “ethnographic”? Would you add anything to this image’s “design statement”?

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December 4, 2018

The image is ethnographic in that it is representative of a compounding of components at a single field site. To the design statement I would add a statement regarding the photographer's choice to foreground the bottle of mercury (with the mine in the background). What does this spatial representation do for the reading of the image? 

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