Palangka Raya
Palangka Raya
Slamet the Survivor
Slamet the Survivor
Anonymous
Anonymous
The Next Generation
The Next Generation
Smog, Smiles & Smokes
Smog, Smiles & Smokes
Just Life
Just Life
True Color
True Color
Food for Pigs
Food for Pigs
Livelihood
Livelihood
Ground Fire
Ground Fire
Palangka Raya
Palangka RayaThe central roundabout in the provincial capital of Central Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. Today, the Pollution Standards Index (PSI) is 3,000 PSI. Putting this into perspective: 300 PSI is already hazardous to human health.
Slamet the Survivor
Slamet the SurvivorSlamet the bulder has no work because of the haze. He says “Better a dirty fish than no fish at all!” Photograph shortlisted for "Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016". Exhibited at Royal Geographical Society in London 28 June - 19 August, 2016.
Anonymous
AnonymousGhost-like figures on a road through hell.
The Next Generation
The Next GenerationBoys on bikes in toxic smog. How are the children affected in the most polluted place in the world? Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.
Smog, Smiles & Smokes
Smog, Smiles & SmokesTwo young men on motorbikes in the most polluted place on Earth. The left has a grin on his face and a cigarette in his hand.
Just Life
Just LifeGirls on phones, resigned to the smoke that is damaging their health.
True Color
True ColorBambang poses with oil palm kernels in Palangka Raya. The deep orange atmosphere is the result of  the afternoon sun and record-level smog. The clearing of land by fire for oil palm plantations is commonly blamed for this tragedy.
Food for Pigs
Food for PigsMartha, 70, widow, says she searches the dump for food for her pigs.
Livelihood
Livelihood"Orang Senso" (chainsaw man) posing in front of destroyed, smoldering peat land near Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan. Indonesia Haze Crisis 2015.
Ground Fire
Ground FirePeat fires burn deep, travel long distances underground and flare up like mini volcanoes spewing magma. They create dirty, hazardous smoke. In 2015, Indonesia suffered a terrible haze crisis which experts are calling "the worst man-made environmental disaster of the 21st century." It lasted from June until October. Firefighters were overwhelmed.
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