Portraits of Gold Miners

After living and assisting in New York for the past three years, Justin Walker now lives in Denver, Colorado, where he works as a freelance photographer at Crispin Porter & Bougusky, working with clients such as VW, Microsoft, Old Navy, and Coke Zero. He will be showing his work at the Vanatta gallery in Boulder this June. Of this project on his father’s gold mine, he says: ‘He is a geologist by education and man of many trades. Though not retired, he has been spending the cooler winter months of the past few years working a mining claim located on Native American Reservation land in Arizona. Hardly yielding enough gold to pay for itself through the winter months of operation, he goes back every year in hopes of one day finding the ultimate prize. Or maybe just for the love of the idea of being a miner’.

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