In April 1991 oil well firefighters from many countries began working to extinguish the inferno that was set ablaze on oil wells by Iraqi troops. The New York Times posted photos taken by Sebastião Salgado in remembrance of the incident that took place 25 years ago.
The image above is just breathtaking beyond any means. It was like Water vs. Fire, as the firefighter approaches the blazing oil well. The experience for the firefighters was so daunting, exhausting and extremely dangerous, Sebastião Salgado mentioned, “Sometimes they sat down and cried”.
To look at the gallery click [here].