Coal Mining West Midlands 1978

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About the photographer, Janine WIEDEL:
Janine WIEDEL is an American documentary photographer and visual anthropologist based in London who has been covering issues of social concern since the late 1960s.
Her career has mainly focused on groups struggling to survive on the edges of mainstream society. These projects have become major studies, books and exhibitions, and have fed into Wiedel’s extensive archive and
photolibrary which contains a unique collection of stock images covering a wide range of social issues including: education, protest, youth, alternative lifestyles, multicultural communities, drugs and social exclusion.

Major Long Term Projects
'Black Panthers and Berkeley Riots: photographs in California 1968-1969'
'Irish Tinkers:  Five years project  documenting the Irish Travellers'
'Eskimo Summer: Life on Baffin Island living with an Inuit Family '
'Looking at Iran: Educational book documenting  Iran during the Shah's reign'
'Vulcan’s Forge:  Two year project documenting Britain's Industrial Heartland'
'Dover, A port in a Storm: Documenting Changes before construction of tunnel'
'Faces With Voices: A year documenting the people of Sudbury, Suffolk'
'St Agnes Place:  Four year document of South London squatted street'
Rastafarian way of life: Documenting a Rastafarian community in London  
'Food Awareness & Food Growing:Project with Rastafarian & BME community'
'In Transit:  a collaborative Documentary project with Jacky Chapman on the Calais Jungle and Grande-Synthe Refugee Camps  2016'
Ongoing Projects:
'Protest in it's many forms & Multicultural Communities in Britain'

Solo Exhibitions:
        The Photographer’s Gallery, London      1974
        The Photographer’s Gallery, London    1977
        The Half moon Gallery, London (and touring)    1977
        The Photographer’s Gallery, London    1979 
        Stoke City museum & Art Gallery     1980  
        ATV Television Centre, Birmingham     1981
        Ikon Gallery, Touring Exhibition      1981
        Invicta Gallery, Canterbury   1990
        Dover Museum     1991
        Margate library     1991
        Gainsborough House Museum, Sudbury    1992
        Focal Point Gallery, Southend      1992      
        Goodnow Gallery, Massachusetts    1994
        Profile Intermedia      2003
        St Agnes Gallery & Traveling bus     2005 
        The Power House, Bremen, Germany    2006

Recent Exhibitions:                                                                                                    
The Mall Gallery, London: British Life Awards (highly commended)  2014
Ovada Warehouse, Oxford: 'Resistance is Fertile'    (group show)     2015              
The Mall Gallery, London: British Life Awards (winner of 2 categories)     2015                
James Caird Hall, Dulwich College, London: 'In Transit'  (Janine Wiedel /Jacky Chapman)    2016
Gallery 101, London: In Transit, refugee camps in France, Janine Wiedel & Jacky Chapman    2017

Books Published:
'Classroom Observation  Methuen press/ Routledge
'Irish Tinkers   Latimer Press (UK) / St Martin's Press (USA)  1978
'Vulcan's Forge  Archetype Visual Studies' (1979)
'Looking at Iran  A&C Black (UK) Lippincott (USA)' (1976)
'Dover, a Port in a Storm    CPPM' (1991)
'Faces With Voices   Richard Castell' (1992)
'Irish Tinkers: A Portrait of Irish Travellers in the 1970s ' (1976, iBook 2013)  
'In Transit, refugee camps of Northern France' (Chapman/ Wiedel, 2017)
'Black Panthers, Black Power 1968' (2017)
'Smiths' Drop Forge, Birmingham 1976' (2017)
'Iron and Steel, West Midlands 1978' (2017)                                     

Photographs in permanent collection at: 
Arts Council of Great Britain, Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C., The Museum for Women, Washington D.C., Dover Museum, Gainsborough House Museum

Fotodokumentation über die Arbeit Bergarbeiter in den West Midlands (UK) in den 1970er Jahren.
Die kleinen Foto-Hefte von Café Royal' bildet die Arbeit (nicht nur) Britischer Dokumentar-Fotografen aus den 1970er und 1980er Jahren ab.
Die Auflage der einzelnen Hefte ist begrenzt, manche Hefte werden in Zweitauflage nachgedruckt, andere Hefte bleiben vergriffen....