Photographer's Note

The iljen crater is being exploited from its sulfure. No machines except one or 2 pumps; everything is worked by hand.

The sulfur is transported entirely on foot. In the past, horses were used but they were found to be less practical on the hazardous terrain. Today, the mine yields nine to twelve tons of sulfur per day.

I took this shot because it was showing the smoking sulfur as a giant's mouth ready to eat avidly.

I didn't want to estimate what the damages the sulfuric smokes were causing to workers lungs.

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Additional Photos by Alexandre Goossens (Cafalex) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 82] (924)
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