Joel Anderson

Fine art photographer. Film cameras, darkrooms, all that old-fashioned stuff.
     
Centralia
Location: Lykens, Pennsylvania
Nationality: United States
Biography: I grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania and later lived in California and New Mexico where I worked as an aerospace engineer. I eventually returned to rural Pennsylvania where I am working on documentary projects involving the changes in rural life... read on

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Slave Dwelling Project

By Joel Anderson — FADING EVIDENCE: Last of the slave dwellings  By Joel Anderson It is impossible to look at the walls of a house, however humble, and fail to..
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Coal Towns

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Home/Land

By Joel Anderson — An ongoing documentary project about the rural Pennsylvania valley where I grew up. The fair in Gratz has been held annually since 1873 at the..
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Hard Coal: the Office

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Home/Land: Nocturnes

By Joel Anderson — Nocturnes
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Hard Coal Submission

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Hard Coal: Last of the Anthracite Miners

By Joel Anderson — Hard Coal: Last of the Anthracite Miners Project Summary Coal mining was an alien world when I started photographing the tiny ramshackle mines near..
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Home/Land: the Amish

By Joel Anderson — In 1975 a small community of Amish from Lancaster County moved north into the Lykens Valley, where land was cheaper and population numbers had..
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Sanctuaries

By Joel Anderson — I wanted to capture the individual personalities of various animals while they were in their daily surroundings rather than moving them to a studio...
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Coal Miners for Trump, Pennsylvania, October 2016

By Joel Anderson — Coal miners show support for Presidental candidate Donald Trump in rural Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  
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Hard Coal: the Portraits

By Joel Anderson — Anthracite is mined largely by hand using the same 19th century techniques as generations before. The coal seams are narrow and steep which prevents..
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