Big Mine Run Geyser

Dunking my phone in acid mine drainage at the Big Mine Run Geyser, also known as the Centralia Borehole. This drains a network of abandoned mine tunnels in the hills […]

The Womers were a few of the last die-hard Centralia residents. They’re mentioned in the This American Life episode “Fire” which features a story about Centralia. The house was abandoned […]


Byrnesville, a small village adjacent to Centralia was condemned at the same time due to the underground fire.

The Beginning: Centralia

Centralia was the beginning of my fascination with Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Region. In 2012, I traveled to Centralia to work on a documentary photography assignment during my spring break as a […]