The image itself is created by the ethnographer. It seems like a snapshot, not particularly thoughtfully composed, but capturing an important moment. The haze is apparent in the atmospheric perspective of the surrounding jungle. I am struck by the lack of hurriedness of the fire-starter. He is relaxed and seems to be moving slowly through a routine that has come to shock the outside world only recently.
This is a photo taken by the ethnographer during their fieldwork. What is notable about the photo is the fact that the caption is about fire and its subtly as an indication of toxicity in certain instances--the photo encapsulates this very well, with solely little clouds of smoke visible surrounding the person. Such shows the traces of the fire without being too overt, but which the ethnographer calls our attention to. It captures the unremarkable yet stealthily important fires, the likes of which are slowly disappearing hundreds of hectares of forests, purposefully. The little wisps of smoke conceal more than they reveal about the scale of the situation at hand, allowing for the caption to expand on that which is potentially unclear without some ethnographic work.