According to the oil workers in the photograph the regular oil worker here earns 450 dollars a month. They have to take care of food and gloves out of their own pocket.
They work 12 hours a day. 8 am till 8 pm with one-hour lunch break.
They used to have unlimited contracts but now they are on 6 months contracts. In reality they can fire them when they want.
The vast oil and gas reserves produce a large income but according to Max Tucker, Amnesty International expert on Azerbaijan the surplus from this industry mostly does not benefit the general public.
- Camera make Canon
- Camera model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- ISO 320
- Focal length 35.0mm
- Exposure 1/1000
- Aperture f/6.7
- Shutter speed 9965784/1000000
- Aspect ratio 0.67