fine art

A Photographic Project

Since moving to West Virginia, there have been several coal mining tragedies which have brought coal mining, and especially the people who do the mining, to my attention … and to the attention of the world.

With America looking for ways to reduce dependence on Middle Eastern oil, the coal industry is in the national spotlight. The future of American energy may depend in no small part on those who serve on the front lines, the coal miners themselves.

In making life-sized photographs of miners, I hoped to celebrate their valuable place in American society and honor their importance to the future of us all.

The West Virginia Coal Miners Project, resulted in  eighteen full-size, mounted images available for exhibition.

See the full project at

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America's Coal Miners

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