Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia ranks third in the world with the most active volcanoes, after the United States and Russia. Despite numerous fatal eruptions in the past centuries, a sizeable population of Indonesians persists in living under the shadows of these dangerous craters, in return for access to arable farmlands.

Putu Sayoga trains his lenses on these communities inhabiting the islands of Bali, Java, Sumatra, and North Moluccas, documenting their livelihoods, cultures, rituals, as well as sacrifices made while treading the precarious tightrope between great gains and great losses. 

Curated He Yining

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