Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano

While traveling in Indonesia, Italy-based photographer, Davide De Conti made the journey to East Java’s Kawah Ijen, an active volcano with a turquoise-colored crater lake that is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation. For his mind-boggling project, titled ‘The Quest for Poor’s Gold‘, photographer captures the back-breaking work of miners as they confronted toxic fumes to obtain yellow sulfur from the shores and bowels of the extremely acidic crater lake.

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