From February 4 through April 1, Banff’s Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is presenting three photo exhibitions as a part of Exposure 2012: Andrew Querner’s The Bread with Honey, Lawrence Chrismas’ Coal Mining Stalwarts and Through the Lens–15th Anniversary.
Andrew Querner’s The Bread with Honey is about aging Albanian miners who work in the Stan Terg mine in Trepca, Kosovo. The mine was once the center of the Yugoslavian mining industry, but today only a small crew remains to maintain a modest production schedule in a region with little economic opportunities. Coal Mining Stalwarts is an exhibition of images by photographer, author and mining historian Lawrence Chrismas, created from his 30 years of photographing and collecting stories in every coal-mining community in Canada. Through the Lens–15th Anniversary is an exhibition of work by students involved in Through the Lens, a program that immerses high-school students in traditional and digital photography, teaching them to experiment and learn about themselves, their community and the medium of photography.