“Removing Mountains” – Daniel Shea

“Removing Mountains surveys the social and political institutions surrounding the modern coal mining process known as mountaintop removal, one of the most destructive and pervasive forms of modern industry in the world. Through the process of mountaintop removal, mountains are blown apart to efficiently access coal seams. These photographs resulted from the process of following the industry’s production from start to finish, in addition to spending time with locals as they struggled to deal with the realities of living in coal country.”

Daniel Shea, Slurry, 2007

Daniel Shea, Slurry, 2007

Daniel Shea, Department of Environmental Protection, 2007

Daniel Shea, Department of Environmental Protection, 2007

Daniel Shea, Hell's Gates, 2007

Daniel Shea, Hell’s Gates, 2007

Daniel Shea, Mountaintop Removal, 2007

Daniel Shea, Mountaintop Removal, 2007

“Daniel Shea is an artist based in New York City working in the mediums of photography, installation and sculpture. His work explores mythology, fiction and history set against a backdrop of post-industrial ruins and detritus.” – http://www.danielpshea.com/work/coal-work/

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