life of sulfur miner

PhotographerPRADEEP RAJA
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

portrait of mt Ijen sulfur miner.Mt Ijen of Indonesia is called sulfur volcano and sulfur mining is the main activity.the workers have to break the sulfur and carry in basket and walk for few kilometer and will get very very less pay of about 9 cent per kg.average they carry 160 kg per day.the place is full of toxic gases and many miners dont have money to buy face mask to protect them