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 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.
AnonymousGhost-like figures on a road through hell.
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 & 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 LifeGirls on phones, resigned to the smoke that is damaging their health.
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 PigsMartha, 70, widow, says she searches the dump for food for her pigs.
Livelihood"Orang Senso" (chainsaw man) posing in front of destroyed, smoldering peat land near Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan. Indonesia Haze Crisis 2015.
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.