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Power & Light: Russell Lee’s Coal Survey



An exhibition of photographs by renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee

Daily, Now - Sep 30, 2024. From: 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM

The Power & Light exhibition features more than 200 of Russell Leeʼs photographs of coal miners and their families in their homes, mines, and communities. Visitors will experience large-scale prints, projections, and digital interactives. Although Leeʼs earlier images of Depression-era Americans are well-known, his 1946 coal survey images have enjoyed little public exposure. The full series, which includes over 2,000 of Lee’s photographs, can only be found in the holdings of the National Archives. These images document inhumane living and working conditions but also depict the joy, strength, and resilience of the minersʼ families and communities.


 

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700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20408
United States

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