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Photojournalist Carlan Tapp’s Question of Power, Mining on the Navajo Reservation

Bonnie Gilmore listens intently as her mother Alice shares family history and information regarding family ceremonial and burial sites being destroyed by BHP Mining.

I’ve been on the Navajo Reservation for the past few weeks, documenting the discovery and disappearance of rare plant species. Coal mining is just one of the threats to the survival of these species. Human lives are also threatened. Carlan Tapp’s Question of Power reveals the impacts of coal mining on people living near the mines, who have lost their homes, health and sheep to the energy industry. Tapp assisted Ansel Adams for a few years and his work is incredible, check it out. If only someday one of my photos would be half as good…

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