Unter Kumpel

in collaboration with Victoria Jung.

Its a multimedia website about former coal miners who now work as a honorary crew intending to preserve the history of coal mining in the Ruhr Valley in Germany. The group has set up a tiny museum in Oberaden as well as a mining tunnel in the backyard. We visited the „kumpel“ many times while they were meeting every wednesday. The old man tease, laugh and work together in a way that is unique to miners. With the created work we aim to give an insight to the characters and the unique coal mining culture in the Ruhr Valley.

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