Mike Shaefer's wonderful image, Life in the Crater, won an Honorable Mention award in the Photographic Society of America's latest round of Projected Image Division competitions.

Life in the Crater by Mike Shaefer

Life in the Crater depicts the extremely difficult working conditions of sulfur miners in an active volcanic crater. Mike's interesting composition and timing help one feel the noxious fumes, heat and back-breaking drudgery of the workers's endless, arduous task.

Congratulations Mike!

And please be sure to enjoy more of Mike's outstanding images on his Master Photographer Page.