Coal Miner 2...The Reward

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© James Wiley
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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.

15 responses

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (20 Aug 2012):

    Wow! Nice capture!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    Gorgeous!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    James, Stunning !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    outstanding image.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    Brilliant my dear friend and many congratulations!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    The white bottle in this hard working mans dirty hand is perfect.I can see why this great photo was published and nominated. It's a WINNER to me!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    Superior on all counts!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    Your work is second to none! Another outstanding image. Easy to see why it is an award winner!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (21 Aug 2012):

    Brilliant photography, James

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (22 Aug 2012):

    I can see why this photo has such honors. It is excellent work and an awesome B&W!

  • Sven Tomašić

    Sven Tomašić said (29 Aug 2012):

    nice :)

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (29 Aug 2012):

    My goodness, what it takes to get the coal dust off.. amazing! Fantastic work!

  • Vin Weathermon

    Vin Weathermon   gave props (9 Oct 2012):

    Such great historical imagery. Those men were killing themselves breathing that dust. The one eye visible sharply contrasts his face, all the more unnatural to be casually scrubbing it away.

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum gave props (2 Mar 2013):

    wow...what an awesome shot!!! Wonderful James!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (20 Jul 2013):

    Excellent shot, James!! Your work is breathtaking my friend!

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