An office, restaurant, store, or perhaps factory are some of the most common places that come to mind when thinking of where people work. But work can take people to places all over the world and across all terrains, landscapes and environments.
Photocrowd, an online photography community, ran an international photo competition featuring different workplaces and professions across the globe. More than 700 photos were submitted and the winners were chosen by popular vote. The images reveal the sheer range and variety of the places where people work.
Here are a few of the top photos that won the challenge.
1) Ahangama, Sri Lanka: "Sri Lanka's Stilt Fisherman" by Anton Yankovyi
2) Brazil: “If You Want to Get Ahead…” by Patience
3) London, England: “Head for Heights” by Naf Selmani
4) Hamburg, Germany: "Safety Last" by Klaus Oskar Bromberg
5) Java, Indonesia: "Porters" by Marek Kosiba
6) Israel:"Another day at the Office" by Amos Dor
7) Bangladesh: "The Rice Makers" by Ata Mohammed Adnan
8) Luang Prabang, Laos: "Rice Farmer" by M.J. Kelly
9) London, England: "Afternoon Break" by Darell Godliman
10) Kolkata, India: "Foundry Story" by Sagnik
11) Transylvania, Romania: "Torreadora" by Pal Szilagyi Palko
12) Bali, Indonesia: "Nusa Lembongan" by Peter Sawers
13) Rome, Italy: "Barbiere" by Stefan Nielsen
14) Havana, Cuba: "Having a Haircut" by Willem Kuijpers
15) Nancy, France: " The Crane Pilot" by Bastien
16) Kanagawa, Japan: "Milking" by Masayuki Yamashita
17) Istanbul, Turkey: "Group of Workers Clean Windows of Modern Skycraper" by Tolga Ildun
18) Kenya: "Masai Lady Workers" by Welsh Wizard
19) East Sussex, UK: "Steam" by Eyeteeth
20) Thailand: "Fisherman at Work" by Duangmon Chaturapitaporn
Whether on a farm or on top of a skyscraper, most people spend the majority of their day working. Throughout the world, you can find people taking on all sorts of jobs to make a living and support themselves and their families. While a lot of people do work in offices, others may labor in much more unpredictable environments. These photos capture some of the more atypical but still beautiful places where people end up working.