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Mining & Quarrying

The Legacy

The Price of Coal

Period:
21st Century
Description:
Tam Campbell struggles for breath, a victim of the "miner's disease", silicosis. He knows what it is to fight for air. He was buried alive three times in pit disasters and on the last occasion, survived, gasping in an air pocket for eight hours until help arrived.
Materials/Media:
photograph
Source:
Digital Number:
EAPG092n
Creation Date:
2006
Copyright:
The Artist