ETHIOPIA: The saltworkers of the Danakil Depression
 
The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the most cruel and remote places of the world. It is situated in the north of Ethiopia and is 125 m below sealevel. The temperature is extremely high, between 40 and 50 degrees, and it never rains. Here live the Tigray and Afar, two of the many population groups of Ethiopia. One of the most important way of income is the salt. There are giant saltlakes in the Danakil that once was overfloated by the Red Sea.
This series gives an impression of the huge camelcaravans that comes to the saltlakes, the hard work of the saltmen and the arrival 80 km further when the transport is finished. It is an ongoing process and the work for men and animals is extremely hard.
 
With this series I want to express my deeply respect for those men, which have to work under extreme circumstances and for so little money. It made me feel very humble and confronted me with the unfair differences in the world. I wish I could change it ......
 
ETHIOPIA: The saltworkers of the Danakil Depression
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ETHIOPIA: The saltworkers of the Danakil Depression

A documentary series of the workers on the saltlakes in the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia. By Reggy de With
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