Coal Faces Mining Lives Book


Portraits are increasingly being used as an artistic and social record. This book shows how portraiture has been used to capture mining history and those who shaped it.

Amateur and professionals artists have taken inspiration from those associate with eth coal industry from the the colliery owners to those working on the coalface in scenes of friendship, family and hard work. The book displays how portraiture has given a human face to the industry and created a legacy.

Portraits of an industry and its people by Imogen D.Townsend Published 2005

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