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Jon Chase presents virtual slideshow of 1970s work on coal miners in Appalachia
15 March 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Boston Press Photographers Association is excited to present a talk over Zoom by Harvard University staff photographer, Jon Chase on March 15, 2022 at 7PM. In order to prevent zoombombing, you must sign up in advance for the free event. We will send you the zoom link shortly before the event.
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During the event Jon will present and discuss a series of photographs he shot in the late 1970’s of coal miners in Appalachia.
“I am a strong believer in combining words with photos, both to provide meaningful context and to add anecdotal information that personifies the images. I have done that with my photographs of coal miners, which are mainly portraits, but which also document a specific time in history, often violent, of coal mining in those areas of Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia known as Coal Country”
Prior to his 27 years at Harvard, Chase worked for several local newspapers and for the Associated Press.