Der Vulkan Bromo, eine beliebte Touristenattraktion auf Ost-Java, Indonesien, zeigte im November erste Anzeichen von Aktivität. Ein großer Ausbruch, bei dem Geröll und Asche 2.000 Meter hoch in die Luft geschleudert wurden, folgte am 19. Dezember.
Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia
A man smokes outdoors in Cemoro Lawang, which is the main tourist access point to Mount Bromo and was badly affected by the eruption. Mount Bromo volcano, a popular tourist attraction in East Java, Indonesia, began to show signs of activity in November, with a major eruption on 19 December spewing stones and ash 2,000 meters into the air.
Christophe Archambault speaks about the project: "I shot those pictures while on a year-end break in Indonesia, chasing Java island's striking volcanoes, that took me from the Merapi volcano which also erupted in 2010 in central Java to the sulfur-emitting Kawa Ijen volcano at the eastern tip of the island via the Bromo caldera. I have always been attracted by the nature's wonders and powers and ended up quite close to the ash-spitting Bromo crater on that day of December 2010.
Though I was not on assignment in the region, I filed my pictures right away on the day they were shot, all impressed by the Mount Bromo's striking landscape and the sheer strength of its eruption. The ground was rumbling, it was raining ash ... when I saw those (mainly unprotected) Hindu devotees making their way to the crater to make offerings. I decided to follow those fearless people almost up to the crater, but cut short my ascent when rather than ash falling around, I started to see blocks of several kilos being shot high into the air and falling randomly around us. I then pulled out from the no-go zone and returned to the nearby village of Cemoro Lawang, overlooking the entire caldera, where I shot those scenes of what had become the very particular daily life of the local people, de-ashing their roofs or going for some road-clearing work."
El volcán Monte Bromo, una popular atracción turística en Java Oriental (Indonesia), empezó a mostrar signos de actividad en noviembre y entró en erupción el 19 de diciembre de 2010, lanzando rocas y cenizas a 2.000 metros de altura.
Ayant commencé à montrer des signes d’activité en novembre, le volcan Bromo, haut lieu touristique à l’est de Java, Indonésie, entre en éruption le 19 décembre, crachant pierres et cendres à 2 000 m dans les airs.
Il vulcano sul monte Bromo, popolare attrazione turistica di Giava est, in Indonesia, ha iniziato a mostrare segni di attività a novembre. Il 19 dicembre, un’imponente eruzione ha scaraventato in aria cenere e lapilli fino a 2.000 metri di altezza.
De Bromo is een populaire toeristische bestemming op Oost-Java. De vulkaan begon in november te rommelen en stootte tijdens een grote uitbarsting op 19 december gesteente en as uit tot 2.000 meter hoogte
Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia
Nikon 24-70 mm lens
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Born in France in 1970, Christophe Archambault studied geography at university. He began his career as a freelance photographer working for French magazines on various stories focused on southeast Asia, from the gems business across the peninsula (through the Mogok ruby mines in northern Myanmar to the stones-cutting world capital of Chantaburi) to Phnom Penh's water festival. He joined Agence France Presse (AFP) as a picture editor in Paris in 2000, then took up a position of photographer/editor for AFP in New Delhi in 2004.