The Hon Khoi salt fields lie approximately 45kms north of Nha Trang, Vietnam’s famed commercial beach resort destination. Here, on certain days of the week and only between January to July do the workers toil in the fields harvesting the salt that is then delivered to all corners of the country. Due to the heat and intensely hard work the labourers can only be found in the fields between 4am and 8am. Each basket load can weigh up to 1o kilos with the workers paid on a per kilo basis.
Saigon resident photographer, Suzanne Chater, recently paid a visit to these fields and compiled a wonderful collection of imagery for Visions of Indochina. The deep colours and gorgeous early morning light are very much evident in her work here.
Although quite well documented by photographers, we believe these are some of the most striking images of the activity to date.
We have added Suzanne’s images to our ‘On Assignment’ section in our portfolio sub site for higher appreciation in full page view. Check it out .