Portrait of May Justice

YKSMM: 2012.225.15
Photographer
Anton Want
Location
Kellingley Colliery
Subject
Mining Art and Culture

A colour photograph of May Justice who was the colliery nurse at Kellingley colliery.

In 2012, Anton Want recorded workers at Kellingley Colliery as part of a project “Pit Profiles: Re-profiled”. The project was inspired by the work of artist H. Andrew Freeth, who was commissioned by the National Coal Board to visit collieries and draw and talk to miners across the coalfields. The resulting images and interviews appeared in Coal Magazine, the NCB’s newspaper.

The photograph was taken in 2012, three years before the colliery closed.

 

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