Götz Diergarten loves photographing details that tend to go unnoticed. His works often depict everyday life in Germany’s Ruhr area, and especially scenes from former coalmining communities.
In Germany's Ruhr area, former mining areas are being transformed and marketed as residential or commercial areas. The strategy has been a success with people flocking to the newly created neighborhoods.
During the boom years of the coal industry, Joseph Stoffels delighted in photographing all things coal-related. Hundreds of his photos from this era are on display in a former mine-turned-cultural complex.
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