Robert Coppola

Pennsylvania Coal Mine, c. 1975 Gelatin Silver Print

The photographer’s lens is selective and often forgiving. Sorrow can be rendered without pathos. Embedded in minimalist compositions and the formal qualities of art, a life without hope is revealed. Each of my folios relates an unfolding story that portrays hardship and loss. These stories are about people and the loss of culture and dignity, but the images often reveal a resilient human spirit.