Images by Daniel Shea of Chicago, Illinois. © 2007 Daniel P. Shea. All rights reserved.
From the series Removing Mountains
1. Slurry Impoundment
2. Hell's Gate
3. Dump Truck
4. Mountaintop Removal Site
5. Coal-Fired Power Plant
6. Contaminated Waters
7. Mountaintop Removal Site
8. Coal Miners
9. Mountaintop Removal
These images examine the implications of modern coal-mining processes (known as mountaintop
removal) in the Appalachian Mountains. The photographer lived in West Virginia for three months
while working on this project. To find out more, check out Daniel's site.