Mineurs de soufre par Daesung Lee

Daesung Lee est un photographe coréen qui vit et travaille actuellement à Paris. Pour mettre au point sa série Mineurs de soufre, Daesung Lee a passé plusieurs semaines avec ces hommes qui descendent dans des conditions extrêmes au fond du volcan Kawah ljen, sur l’île de Java en Indonésie, afin d’en extraire le soufre.

Lisez l’interview de Daesung Lee dans Cercle Magazine n°7: Volcans.

Sulfur miners preparing the baskets that filled with sulfur before carrying on their shoulders. The sulfur that they carry at once weights 70-100 kg.
The miners climb up with from the bottom of the crater where sulfur extracted.
The miners load the sulfur in their baskets. They cover their mouth with a wet hangerchief to filtrate sulfur smoke.
The miners cover their faces not to breathe the sulfur gas.
The miners are in change of their work. The older miners spread waters on the pipes to cool down the sulfur gas for transforming into solid. It is also a process to avoid explosion of the pipes due to high pressure.

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