To reach Prosper-Haniel, you have to drive across Ruhr Valley, the once coal-dust covered center of European heavy industry. A dense stretch of towns and suburbs home to 5.5 million people. Some 50
0,000 miners once worked in the region. The Ruhr Valley is in the midst of a remarkable transformation. Coal and steel plants have fallen quiet, one by one, over the course of the last half-century. Prosper Haniel Coal Mine, Bottrop, Germany. 2017.
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