The Faces of Coal
Hazard, Kentucky is home to one of the top 10 multi-mine producing facilities in the country. Perry County Coal employs approximately 420 underground miners to work in its three mines. The men and women miners spend their working hours away from the sun, underground in a 60 degree, fast paced environment lit by their headlamps. Each person from the machine operators to the cleanup crew know that what they do helps power the country.
Photographed on assignment for National Geographic Magazine