Salt of the Earth Exhibition at Geevor Mine

The successful book by David and Jan Penprase, “Salt of the Earth”, is going to the world heritage site, Geevor Mine in Pendeen. The photograph album, based on the fishing community of Newlyyn was launched in November of last year. The photographs from the book were exhibited in the Fishermen’s Mission in Newlyn up until Christmas. It was a delight that Geevor had availability for the exhibition over the Easter holidays, situated in the Hard Rock Museum.

The strong black and white portraits of the fishing community will be accompanied by a video which shows the making of the book. Salt of the Earth was so popular, that it was sold out in only 8 weeks and so another run of books was republished. These will be available at the Geever Mine shop.

A creative fundraising project, all the monies from the sales of Salt of the Earth, to date have raised £26,000 for the Fishermen’s Mission. Reliant on donations only, the Fishermen’s Mission offers welfare support, promotes safety and responds to emergencies to the fishing community, active and retired.

The exhibition runs from the 2nd March to 24th April, normal entry fees to Geevor Mine apply. Please visit for entry days and times.