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Photojournalism, Documentary & Social Studies


Coal Hollow

By Ken & Melanie Light

West Virginia, once a principal source of the nation's coal, is now wracked by poverty and despair. Documentary photographer Ken Light's stark black-and-white images portray the culture of the state's small towns after the mines have closed, where the people are devastated by unemployment, drug use, and mine-related diseases. The dire economic conditions of this largely neglected area of Appalachia are compounded by the revival of the Ku Klux Klan and the polluted environment left by the collapsed mining industry. Coal Hollow accompanies an ICP exhibition of the same name running from December 9, 2005 through February 26, 2006.

$34.95 | Members $31.46




Product Information:
Year: 2006
Images: 97 duotone
152 pages



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