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Amid salt shortage, one man’s pain is another’s gain

  • A farmer cultivates his salt field in Santing village, Losarang district, Indramayu regency, West Java, in May. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A farmer cultivates his salt field in Santing village, Losarang district, Indramayu regency, West Java, in May. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  •  A farmer cultivates his salt field in Santing village. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A farmer cultivates his salt field in Santing village. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • Two farmers cultivate their salt fields in Santing village. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    Two farmers cultivate their salt fields in Santing village. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • A salt farmer collects salt in Santing village. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A salt farmer collects salt in Santing village. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • Farmers use a drum they made from cement and a bamboo pole. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    Farmers use a drum they made from cement and a bamboo pole. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • A farmer collects salt in buckets. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A farmer collects salt in buckets. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • A farmer checks the water on his salt field. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A farmer checks the water on his salt field. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • A farmer repairs a windmill, while his colleagues are working on the field. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A farmer repairs a windmill, while his colleagues are working on the field. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • A farmer collects salt. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A farmer collects salt. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • A farmer walks across the field to check the water level in Santing village. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A farmer walks across the field to check the water level in Santing village. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • The shadow of a salt farmer is visible on the salt field. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    The shadow of a salt farmer is visible on the salt field. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • A farmer fills up a sack of salt. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A farmer fills up a sack of salt. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • A farmer fills two buckets with salt harvested from the field. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A farmer fills two buckets with salt harvested from the field. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  •  A farmer pours water to clean the salt. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    A farmer pours water to clean the salt. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

  • Two farmers lift sacks of salt into a motorcycle. They will sell the salt to a collector in Santing village. Antara/Dedhez Anggara

    Two farmers lift sacks of salt into a motorcycle. They will sell the salt to a collector in Santing village. Antara/Dedhez Anggara