documentary photography

social documentary photography

pompeiach-1054.jpg - manuel pompeia photography


Young porter carrying a bundle of fire wood. The first day is spent ascending to the forest, finding and cutting and descending to Sodding (3200m) to spend the night. The day after is spent ascending again through the Pangsang pass, finding and cutting additional wood and returning to Tipling. By the 2nd day, 4600m of altitude difference have been walked, usually wearing flip-flops. Wood porters earn an average of 70USD per month.


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