Child labour in the coalmines of India | PHOTOGRAPHER : SUZANNE LEE | BLACK AND WHITE |

The day SUZANNE LEE walked into the minefields of Jharia, in Dhanbad town, of the state of Jharkhand, India, I changed.

SUZANNE LEE went to Dhanbad with an idea in mind to document the families of coal miners who lived above brittle ground with a century-old inferno just beneath the surface. She was stunned by what she saw, the conditions were terrible… and the mines were filled with children, sent out to work in the mines as early as 5AM every day.