Pennsylvania Coal Country

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Ricochetrider, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. I've begun a long term project in documenting old Coal Country towns & villages. People still use coal to heat quite a bit here so coal has a long reach. Most of this is shot on film, although there's the occasional phone pic, like this one:

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  2. I would be severely remiss if I didn't include shots of churches in this series. Lots of orthodox religion up in here. The churches have their distinct look, with the "onion domes".

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  3. The rest of the shots, to date, can be viewed by clicking the link below. I'll be updating my Zenfolio Gallery periodically, as I get more content.

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  4. I really like the way you capture the sense of the place. I was born in Schuylkill County but my family left there when I was two year old. So, I know that this place, with itโ€™s important resources. held some prominence. While it was always a rural place it now seem so isolated and sad. Your images capture that. Well done and thanks for sharing your images here.
     
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  5. Very nice work, all of it - a great documentary of a vanishing industry and the folks who worked it.
     
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  6. Great images. Coal will not survive the incoming administration I fear.
     

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