Trading sulphurs for bread & butter

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Alan Leong

In order to make a living, often out of desperation for a job, these miners usually have to manually transport 80kg of sulphur from the bottom of the crater up to the rim and down to the base of the volcano. Their job is certainly not helped by the treacherous steep mountain paths and constant obstruction from the tourists. How much they earn a day depends on how much sulphur is being transported. They often go on 2trips in a single day.

Location: Kawah Ijen, East Java, Indonesia


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