Our research points to the importance of showing climate causes on a large scale. The size of this truck effectively conveys the scale of mining, not only in excavation but also transportation: the human figure is tiny next to the monster-sized vehicle.
WHAT IT SHOWS: USA. Illinois. 2017. Repairs to a massive truck used to haul coal at the Eagle River Coal Mines-Franks LLC in Harrisburg, Illinois. Mining jobs have been the core of the economy in Southern Illinois for the past century, a source of stability, prosperity and pride. In the last few decades the number of jobs have declined to a small fraction of their former number, leaving the economy in shambles with few prospects for new forms of industry to take its place.