Melanie & Ken Light’s Coal Hollow


General Photography

“Released just one month after the Sago disaster, Coal Hollow - a new book of photographic portraits and oral histories collected by Ken and Melanie Light - takes readers where the network news cameras left off, deep into the hills of southern West Virginia. […] Whether industry barons, retired miners, snake handlers, preachers or state Supreme Court justices, each of the men and women in the Lights’ chronicle have lived their lives in the shadow of the free-market coal economy and watched it shape not only the topography of the hills around them, but also their families, their jobs and their towns.” (source) Also don’t miss the new feature at Digital Journalist.
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