China's coalmines: inside the gates
16 November 2012
Fatal coal mine disasters in China feature all too often in news headlines, yet the industry guards obsessively against intrusion or observation, especially from foreign media. Award winning photographer Michael Coyne is one of the few to get close enough to picture life in a mine. The result is this compelling series.
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