northern kuzbass

in the kemerovo district in western siberia lies kuzbass: an approximate 95.000 square kilometres of stone coal abundant soil, heavily exploited for decades.

every soul in kuzbass directly or laterally is dependent on coal. since better paid employment is sheer impossible to find, tens of thousands daily occupy themselves mining the combustible mineral well below the earths surface; constrainedly accepting all of labours risks.

northern kuzbass is a portrait of those, without whom the modern world would not be turning round, whose work is hard, humid and grime, and whose spirit every day anew is being put to the test as there must be provided in the worlds insatiable need for coal…