Coal Mining and Me

 I have a growing interest in mining and all it's sociopolitical drenched history. I know Chilean miners are what people are into lately but these are Ukrainian. The portraits were shot by photographer Gleb Kosorukov and I think they are striking (silly pun) images. They are also serving as part of visual reference for a series of performance based images I am working on.

1 comment:

  1. These photos are interesting. It seems that we are still slaves to the economy and the "fat cats" since they don't dig the coal, they just use it. I can't imagine the conditions that these men work under and how long of a life that they live because of the working conditions. I presume that it is a short and underappreciated life.