Jobs do not get too much more dangerous than pulling sulfur straight out of an active volcano — and all for $5 a day. Photographer Troyce Hoffman, 30, accidentally stumbled upon the sulfur mine on Kawah Ijen, on the Indonesian island of Java, when checking out the active volcano.
Troyce, from Northern California, took the shocking photos during his long trip through Asia after he was encouraged to visit the volcano by an Indonesian man he met at a bus station.
Here, men work in perilous conditions to mine sulfur from the bottom of the caldera. Ceramic pipes funnel the sulfur until it condenses and solidifies into pools that can be broken up. (Caters News)
Photography by Troyce Hoffman/Caters News