Taken right at the edge of Ijen crater in a trekking trip to Ijen peak, in East Java, Indonesia, a picture of brave and strong traditional miners heading to their traditional sulfur mine. They climb down to the shore of the crater lake to mine the sulfur before climbing up 200 meter extreme steep – the crater wall again with 80-100kg sulfur on their loads and walk down the mountain for 3.5km to the basecamp before loading the sulfur to the truck.
Photographer: Ismawan Arief Ismail (Kuala Kencana, Papua, Indonesia) Registered
Ismawan Ismail born in 1972 and started to take pictures using pocket camera since his high-school days. An IT executive at a mining company located in Papua, Indonesia that started his IT career from a computer hobbyist, he is hoping that someday photography can also be another hobby-to-career move for him, as he already started taking photo assignments and selling stock photos.