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In my 'Photojournalism' collection.
Shot for the book 'A Day in the Life of Canada' (Collins).
In June of 1984, 100 of the top photojournalists in the world were invited to Toronto and subsequently dispersed across the country to shoot Canada in one day. The book was mainly colour but they also wanted some black and white so we were given a ton of Kodachrome and a handful of Tri-X.
My assignment was Fernie, British Columbia, a small coal mining city not far from the Alberta border. At that time there was both underground and open pit mining but the underground operation was shut down years ago.
This image is included in the book 'The World's Greatest Black & White Photography', published in 2007. It was also nominated in the 'People' category, International Black and White Spider Awards, 2004.
Also by James Wiley
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