Miners of Ijen | Indonesia
Anwar is seen walking to the crater during early morning sunrise. Many people do the almost unbarable work of collecting sulfur ( 80 kilograms on the shoulders ) in order to earn a decent living.
For every load miners recieve a reciept stating how much they carried and how much they wil get paid. Most miners start out by carrying around 60 kilograms. The most experienced miners carry around 85-95
This supervisor told me he had been working at the vulcanic crator for such a long time that he is unable to carry sulfur loads anymore. He regularly recieves a neck massage in order to cope with his chronic pain caused by this line of work.
A miner is unloading his load of sulfur to one of the trucks. After this the sulfur will be taken to a processing plant. Sulfur in general is used for medical products like soap or skin products.