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The focus of the upcoming COP22 conference in Marrakesh will be to reduce the reliance on energy from coal to more sustainable and less polluting solutions. Coal is cheap, was the driver of the Industrial Revolution and still provides over 40% of the world’s electricity, but compared to other energy sources, produces the highest amount of harmful CO2 gases. At COP22 leaders will discuss the goal of eliminating coal and other carbon energy sources by 2050. Magnum photographers have documented mining communities and explored the often turbulent story of coal from the 1950s to the present day. This...

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GERMANY. Bade-Wurtemberg. Boxberg. 1995. Coal burning power...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Asturia region. Miners play an important role in the Republic's...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1939

BELGIUM. November 1937. Borinage region. Coal miners.
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Langreo. Women working in the Duro-Felguera mines. February...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1942

GB. Rhondda Valley, Wales. June 1942. Coal miners in the area...
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Wayne Miller 1947

USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. Coal delivery and postman.
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Rene Burri 1950

France. Paris. 1950.
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Werner Bischof 1953

USA. State of Illinois. Town of Chicago. 1953.
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Inge Morath 1955

Delivery of wooden and coal.
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Erich Lessing 1956

HUNGARY. 1956. Polish coal-help sent by Polish comrades- is unloaded...
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Erich Lessing 1956

Upper Silesia. Town of Bytom. Coal mines. Woman repairing tracks...
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Ara Guler 1956

TURKEY. 1956. Men carrying coal from the ferry-boat at Unkapani...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1957

GB. Coal Miner, Wales. Miner at the Cwm colliery in South Wales....
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Leonard Freed 1957

BELGIUM. Charleroi. 1957. Collecting coal wast from a mountain...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1939

BELGIUM. Borinage. November, 1937.
Coalminers.
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Leonard Freed 1957

BELGIUM. Charleroi. 1956.
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1957

GB. WALES. Miners at the Cwm colliery in South Wales. These kings...
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Henri Cartier-Bresson 1959

FRANCE. Lorraine. Coalminers. 1959.
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Rene Burri 1961

Elevated subway.
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Rene Burri 1961

coal miner in Essen.
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Bruce Davidson 1962

USA. West Virginia. 1962. Coal miners.
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Bruce Davidson 1962

USA. West Virginia. 1962. Coal miner.
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Leonard Freed 1964

NETHERLANDS. 1964. Coal man in front of the 13th-century Muiden...
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Leonard Freed 1964

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam. 1964. A coal man pushes a cart filled...
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Leonard Freed 1965

WEST GERMANY. Ruhrgebiet. The Ruhr. 1965. Children wearing their...
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Bruce Davidson 1965

GREAT BRITAIN. Wales. 1965.
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Bruce Davidson 1965

GREAT BRITAIN. Wales. 1965. Welsh Miners.
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Leonard Freed 1965

Ruhrgebiet, the Ruhr region.A coal tip.
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David Hurn 1966

GB. Wales. Aberfan. The Aberfan disaster was a catastrophic collapse...
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David Hurn 1966

GB. Wales. Aberfan Coal Slip Disaster. Two surviving children...
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Ian Berry 1966

GB. Wales. Glamorgan. Aberfan. 1966. An exhausted miner, covered...
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Ian Berry 1967

G.B. ENGLAND. Yorkshire. 1967.
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Ferdinando Scianna 1971

ITALY,Sicily, Bronte: Mount Entna: Preparation of coal.
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Burt Glinn 1974

USA, GARY INDIANA. 1974. Automated coal scuttles moving coal...
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Thomas Hoepker 1975

© Thomas Hoepker / MAGNUM
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Martin Parr 1976

GB. England. West Yorkshire. Calderdale. Merril Head Farm coal...
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Martin Parr 1976

GB. England. West Yorkshire. Calderdale. Merril Head Farm coal...
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Martine Franck 1978

UK. North of England. Northumberland. Gathering sea coal on the...
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Burt Glinn 1979

USA. ARIZONA. 1979. Coal pile at the Salt River Electric Power...
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Bruno Barbey 1981

POLAND. Pomerania region. Town of Chelmno. 1981. Collecting coal....
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Chris Steele-Perkins 1982

G.B. ENGLAND. Hartlepool. Collecting sea coal on the beach. 1982...
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Ferdinando Scianna 1983

ITALY, Sicily, Mount Etna, preparation of te coal.
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Ian Berry 1984

SOUTH AFRICA. Soweto. Child workers filling coal sacks. 1984....
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Hiroji Kubota 1981

CHINA. Fushun. Liaoning Province. 1981. Strip coal mine.
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Martin Parr 1985

GB. England. Northumbria. Eassington. Collecting Sea Coal. 1985....
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Josef Koudelka 1987

FRANCE. Nord-Pas de Calais. Dunkerque. 1987. Sollac. Coal piles....
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Josef Koudelka 1987

FRANCE. Region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The Nord 'department'....
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Harry Gruyaert 1987

FRANCE. Town of Dunkerque. 1987.
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