TOKYO-2019 Editorial / Environmental

Coal In Motion

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Environmental
  • Company
    Ann Johansson Photography
  • Photographer
    Ann Johansson
  • Technical Info
    1/400, Iso 400, F6.3, Full Frame
  • Photo Date
    28 October 2018

Boys push a bicycle loaded with bags of scavenged coal along Main Road in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India, October 28, 2018. Every day men and boys can be seen pushing bicycles overloaded with coal on the streets of Dhanbad. One bag of coal can fetch between 150-160 rupees, slightly more than $2. If the transporters are caught by police they can bribe their way out of this illegal trade. It is estimated that more than 50% of all coal extracted in Jharkhand ends up on the black market. The burning of coal is a major contributor to global warming.