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The Miners of the " Devil's Gold"

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    Biljana Jurukovski
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Sulphur – the necessary component in the production of batteries, fertilisers, vulcanizing rubber, cosmetics is found in massive deposits in the crater of Ijen volcano in east Java, Indonesia. Here traditional sulphur miners descend into the crater every day to harvest the valuable mineral. They do so with simple tools, taking minimal safety precautions against noxious fumes and steep rock faces.

Biljana Jurukovski is a Macedonian Australian Award-Winning Photographer who has been inspired and amazed by the diverse and beautiful expressions of different cultures. She enjoys travelling to remote destinations to learn about cultures and traditions of indigenous people and to photograph them.

Biljana’s portraits are a culmination of her passion, love and respect for other cultures and traditions; they depict a graceful world where strength and pride are engraved on the faces of the people photographed.

Exhibition at Xposure Photography festival, Sharjah UAE
Solo exhibition in Museum of Rebuplic of Macedonia - Faces of Africa
⸳ Published in Dek Unu Magazine -December 2019 issue
⸳ Published in Silvershotz Magazine -November 2019 issue
⸳ Published in LensMagazine issue #58 -July ,2019 issue
⸳ Published in Empower Your Soul Magazine -June,2019 Issue
⸳ Published in International Photography Magazine “La Fotografia” -March 2019, issue
⸳ Selected by Jimmy Nelson Foundation for 2020 project on documenting and researching the world’s last indigenous cultures from the participant own personal perspective.
. Ten photographs from “Tribal Muses” portfolio will be broacasted from December 2019 to February 2020 at the largest digital facade in Europe, “ Verone Building Facade”. 164 Rue Ambroise Croizat, La Plaine, Saint Denis, Paris

⸳ Portfolio “Tribal Muses” published in the book “ 12th Macedonian Photographers”.

Featured in The Talents of The Year2019 Photobook by The Independent Photographer

Part of exhibition “Africa in Macedonia” from 28Th of November in Museum od Macedonia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Winning Photograph “Call of the Wild” – on exhibition by The Independent Photographer in Berlin: Best of 2018/19 in CLB Berlin – November 8,2019 – November 17, 2019

Winning Photograph “Call of the Wild” – on exhibition by The Independent Photographer in Barcelona : Best of 2018/19 in Alalimon Galeria, Barcelona, Spain October 17 ,2019 – October 21, 2019.

⸳ Portfolio “Tribal Muses” – exhibition on 2nd Annual Africa Photo Festival – Harlem, New York, September 2019.

⸳Image “ Flower Of Kibish” – on exhibition at Affordable Art Fair Fall 2019 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC, September 2019

⸳ Image from “Tribal Muses “portfolio on exhibition in New York, March 2019
Honorable Mention in Portrait Category, 14th Julia Margaret awards, 2019
⸳ Moscow International Foto Awards- Bronze Medal in Portraits category,2019