By Walter L. Dinteman
Walter Dinteman wandered the coal fields of northeastern Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1973, photographic the continues to be of the anthracite coal industry. a lot of those constructions have lengthy on account that decayed. Dinteman's images inform the tale of good looks amid desolation, recalling the lives the folk who lived and labored within the area in its best.
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Instead, he has moved in close to capture the texture of weathered wood, the pattern created by broken window panes, and the poignant mood called forth by long-stilled machinery. "These old structures fascinated me because they lent themselves to photography," says Dinteman. "Then it seemed to me that as fast as I was photographing them, they were being torn down. I decided I had better hurry around and shoot as many as I could before it was too late. " From Carbondale through the Lackawanna Valley to Taylor, on down the line to WilkesBarre, Hazelton, Eckley, Shenandoah, Shamokin, and way points, the photographer has walked among the ghosts of men long gone from the face and the tipple.
Anthracite Ghosts by Walter L. Dinteman