Friday, July 17, 2015

Dark matter

As a north-easterner, you grow up to be acutely aware of the region's coal-mining past, and the way the industry's decline has shaped - or damaged, more accurately - the economic, cultural and social landscape. But there were of course coalfields elsewhere in the UK, other places and people that were equally affected by Thatcher and her determination to close mines. Take the East Midlands, for instance - the subject of David Severn's superb photographs, which, while focused on the present, possess an elegiac quality with respect to a past that has been lost.

(Thanks to Dave for the link.)

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