Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia
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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‘, a 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.

 

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

Photographer Documents The Difficult Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano -photo, Indonesia

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