A photographic survey of the changing landscape of NW Leicestershire. An area in the very middle of England that was for centuries built around the coal mining industry, before its demise in the 1980's.


The photographs - made between 2007 and 2013 - chart the development of the regions post-industrial landscape, two decades after the loss of its defining industry.


Christopher juxtaposes photographs of ex-coal mine sites with portraits of former coal miners in their homes.


The book was self-published by Christopher Mear in 2012 and contains thirty-seven photographs and a small amount of text, written by Mear.


Edited and designed by Christopher Mear. Printed by Blurb, softcover, 130 mm x 200 mm. Limited edition of two-hundred and ten.


This work was made with the support of the Transform arts project.


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