Tanea Hynes is a master’s student in Concordia’s Department of Studio Arts’ Photography program. Her work tells the intimate story of the place of the individual within a relentless and unforgiving extraction industry. Her closeness to extractive mining in Labrador City has given her a unique, incisive perspective of the industry and the community that developed around it.
Hynes is a third-generation open-pit mine worker, self-identified socialist and woman of colonial-settler ancestry. Her works take an autobiographical and documentary approach to focus on the complex nature of extractive industries and the place of corporations within small, isolated towns. Through her images and works of various media, Hynes intends to build an intimate personal map of survival as a young woman, a hopeless romantic and a worker under late-stage capitalism.