Joel Anderson

Fine art photographer. Film cameras, darkrooms, all that old-fashioned stuff.
     
Hard Coal: the Portraits
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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Hard Coal: the Portraits
Credits: joel anderson
Date of Work: 10/01/10 - Ongoing
Updated: 06/12/20
Location: Pennsylvania
Anthracite is mined largely by hand using the same 19th century techniques as generations before. The coal seams are narrow and steep which prevents use of large equipment. Unlike the large bituminous mines which have hundreds of people working below the anthracite mines have only a handful. 
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Slave Dwelling Project

By Joel Anderson / Louisiana, South Carolina, — FADING EVIDENCE: Last of the slave dwellings  By Joel Anderson It is impossible to look at the walls..
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Anthracite Landscape

By Joel Anderson / Pennsylvania — The Huber Coal Breaker in Ashley, Pennsylvania, photographed a year before its demolition in 2014. 
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Caregivers

By Joel Anderson
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Hard Coal: Family

By Joel Anderson / Pennsylvania — They’ve been around mines since babyhood. Almost every man they respect is a miner. There is honor accorded..
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Home/Land: Ephrata

By Joel Anderson — Ephrata Cloister
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Home/Land: Penns Woods

By Joel Anderson
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Home/Land: In Snow

By Joel Anderson
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Animalscapes

By Joel Anderson — I wanted to capture the individual personalities of various animals while they were in their daily..
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Illuminations

By Joel Anderson — Illuminations These are not so much handpainted as transformed: using a very fine brush I'm painting on a..
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