Free Mines Coal Faces By Nick Hodgson

Free Mines, Coal Faces is a photographic monograph by documentary landscape photographer Nick Hodgson of coal freemining in the Forest of Dean with images taken between 2019–22.

Shot over the course of three years, Nick looks at the freeminers of the Forest of Dean, a tiny community mining small amounts of coal, which is sold to local residents. Freemining dates back to a 13th Century Royal Charter and to qualify, a freeminer must be born in the immediate area. However, potential future climate change legislation, together with low levels of local births, means today’s coal freeminers could be the last generation.

Vika Books, 2022
h225mm x w170mm


Free Mines Coal Faces Nick Hodgson Vika Books

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