Fw: Books, 2023. First edition. Hardcover, 168 pp., b/w and color illustrated, 240 x 290 mm. Photographs by Bertien van Manen. Text by Bertien van Manen, Marcia Luyten.
Bertien van Manen grew up in Heerlen, the centre of the eastern part of the former Dutch coal mining region, where her father worked as an engineer for the State Mines. This publication brings together photographs Bertien van Manen made in different mining towns: Wakefield and New Sharlston, Yorkshire (UK, 1970s), Most (CZ, 1980s), the Appalachian Mountains (US, 1980-1990s), and Apanas, Siberia (RU, 1990s).