I met some Afar salt miners working in an extremely harsh and inhospitable place, the Danakil depression, Ethiopia, one of the hottest places on Earth. The salt blocks are sold across the country, many of them to farmers to provide their animals with essential minerals. These men work at temperatures around 45-50 Celsius under an unforgiving sun but they still keep cheerful. He told me his dream is to become a famous boxer one day.
AUTHOR: Maria Tomas-Rodriguez UNITED KINGDOM
I have been an amateur photographer for 10 years. My work is mainly focus in black and white documentary and travel photography. I do travel regularly to Africa for charity purposes and I sue this opportunities to take pictures and document various social topics.
I work as a senior lecturer in engineering at the United Kingdom University and I am a keen kitesurfer, which also allows me to take photographs on various water sport events.