Here at Imag’in Productions, we’re very proud of the high calibre of our employees. One in particular who has been on everybody’s radar for a while now is Jean-François Baecker who works in our Paris office. He is a photographer, dividing his time between street photography and reportage. He is currently engaged in a project entitled, ‘Heroes of our Time’ documenting ordinary men who frequently perform extraordinary feats. The men featured above work on the Ijen volcano in Indonesia, extracting sulphur and carrying the cooled suplhur down the mountain in baskets. The miners must carry loads ranging from 70 kilograms to 100 kilograms down the mountain and they usually make the trip twice a day. With little protection and pitiful wages, these men are the heroes of their poverty-stricken communities.
To see more of Jean-François’ series of photographs visit http://www.experiences-photos.com/