Karl Schoemaker

Depth Perception

I first started working in the mining industry in 1996 and, since then, have travelled the globe photographing mines on four continents. In this time I have seen amazing things, but – more importantly – I have met the most incredible people: from miners at four kilometres below ground to communities surrounding the mines.

All these people’s lives are, in some way, forever affected by their relationship to the mining industry. This collection of images introduces you to some of them and how they have interacted with this industry.