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Dotter Photo of Coal Miner, Lee Hipshire Misused by Russian Trolls is on Page 31 of Mueller Report

»Posted by on Apr 18, 2019

A misused coal miner photo of mine has appeared in a Trump Election Poster published on page 31 of the just-released Mueller Report.   I first learned of this photo’s misuse from Howard Berkes at NPR and from a friend in Pittsburgh who saw the Trump poster online during the election. They were the first to let me know of this improper use of my photo of Lee Hipshire a black lung victim who died at age 57 and lived in Logan County, WV. The link to my coal miner photos posted on NPR– that have supported Howard’ Berkes’ black lung reporting is the likely source of the hacked image  Over a year ago, I informed the FBI of this misuse of my photograph by Russian Trolls supporting Trump’s election.  Then, I was interviewed by...

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The Poet Laureate of American Workers

»Posted by on Apr 10, 2019

Grondahl: ‘Poet laureate’ of American workers bringing photo exhibit By Paul Grondahl Tuesday, April 9, 2019 ALBANY — Earl Dotter understands as well as anyone the hazards faced by workers who perform the five most dangerous jobs in America: logging, commercial fishing, airline piloting, roofing and trash hauling. He has stood alongside loggers wielding roaring chainsaws and felling massive Douglas fir trees in Washington state forests. In winter, he has straddled the heaving, icy deck of a large commercial stern trawler in the storm-tossed North Atlantic off the coast of Maine. He’s also been given extraordinary access with his camera behind the scenes on airport tarmacs, on commercial roofing projects and shadowing trash collectors...

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In Our Blood, Four Coal Mining Families

»Posted by on Mar 7, 2019

Earl Dotter and Matt Witt’s 1979 book about Coal Miners: In Our Blood, Four Coal Mining Families, published by The Highlander Center may be viewed and read now on Google Books.

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Pictures That Speak

»Posted by on Feb 19, 2019

Posted February 18, 2019 – For viewers of this site: Please note the Stansbury Forum just published my illustrated feature article, Pictures That Speak, delving into my photo work history and the motivation behind my images.

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Life’s Work Reviewed

»Posted by on Feb 19, 2019

Posted February 18, 2019 – My new book: LIFE’S WORK, A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A. was recently reviewed by Janet Zandy in the current issue of the Journal of Working-Class Studies. 

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