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Photos of the Sulfur Miners at the Ijen Volcano in Indonesia

9 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Every day hundreds of men climb the 9,000 feet to the summit of Mount Ijen located in Sulawesi, Indonesia and then trek 3,000 feet down into the crater to break slabs of sulfur. Each load of sulfur is around 100-135 pounds, which is the approximate total body weight of the miners.
Many of these men do not wear gas masks and carry their loads of sulfur up a steep volcano wearing sandals versus shoes. Through a translator, many of the workers told me that they have health and respiratory issues as well as back deformities while only earning the equivalent of $5 to $10 U.S. dollars a day.
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