Britain has a long history of mining with copper and tin mining dating back to the bronze age. Today, the country produces an array of fossil fuels, industrial minerals and metals. But do we think of ourselves as a nation of miners? Who are the people, predominantly men, who go to work each day, deep in the earth’scrust?In 2016, Damian Bird visited the oldest, last and deepest mines in Britain in celebration of this ancient profession.
About Damian Bird
Damian Bird is a photographer and photojournalist with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe. He was educated in Photography at the Surrey College of Art and Design and at the London College of Communication where he studied for a post graduate degree in Photojournalism. In 2011 he founded Life Force magazine with his business partner and wife of 15 years, Alice. As well as Editing Life Force magazine, he is currently engaged in photographing a series of photo-essays on English culture and has recently returned to Afghanistan.He continues to have his work published in national and international newspapers and magazines including The Times, the Telegraph, the Express, the Observer, GQ, Esquire, Dazed & Confused,The Face, Country Life and Geographical magazine. He lives with his wife, four children and dachshund Jessie, in Devon, England.