Lawrence Chrismas, RCA is a documentary photographer of Canadian coal miners which he has been carrying out for more than 30 years. His forte has been exploring the culture of Canadian Miners through environmental portraits and thoughtful stories of their lives. Lawrence's photographs reside in public galleries across Canada as well as he has created six books of his photography of coal miners. Lawrence has worked in the Canadian mining industry for 40 years in various professional capacities – most recently as a consultant. His photography now comprises producing environmental portraits and documentation of the mining people their industry and the coal mining history in Canada.