A Photodocument of Centralia, Pennsylvania.
Photographs by Renee Jacobs.
Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010. 151 pp., 94 black & white illustrations, 2 maps, 9x8¾".
Signed copies available to order!
First published in 1986, Slow Burn chronicles Centralia's demise from an underground coal mine fire and depicts a singular epic event in Pennsylvania history, representing the confluence of environmental, scientific, bureaucratic, and emotional tragedies. As an award-winning photojournalist, Jacobs moved into a house in Centralia's impact zone in 1983 to document in photographs and interviews the end stages of the tiny anthracite coal town's unsuccessful fight to resolve the intractable problems that began with the mine fire in 1962 and culminated in the razing of the town by the federal government.
About the Limited Edition
The hardbound Limited Edition of 75 comes with 8.5x11 print and is presented in archival box.
Read Tom Leininger's review of Slow Burn in photo-eye Magazine.