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
Updated: 10/31/16
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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