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Coal Miner


Coal miner

This coal-blackened face belongs to Johnny Hurley, 30, of Majestic, Kentucky.
Hurley, who has been a miner for 12 years, was photographed
after emerging from a coal mine in Lobato, West Virginia.

(From "Dust, Deception, and Death: Why Black Lung Hasn't Been Wiped Out,"
in the Louisville Courier-Journal April 1998.
Written by Gardiner Harris and Ralph Dunlop. Photographs by Stewart Bowman.

Photo credit: Stewart Bowman, Courtesy Louisville Courier-Journal.

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