/ 2023 / Book / Documentary

Free Mines, Coal Faces

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Nick Hodgson, United Kingdom
  • Studio
    Nicholas Hodgson

Free Mines, Coal Faces is a photographic monograph of coal freemining in the Forest of Dean (UK). Hodgson examines this unique landscape and the fiercely independent community of freeminers. It’s a photographic portrait of the Forest of Dean’s freeminers that is both a celebration of, and legacy for, a British heritage community under threat. It comprises colour landscapes recording the evidence of mining of both current and old freemines, and black-and-white portraits of members of today’s freemining community and their work. The book (220x165mm, portrait) has 112 pages.