Carl Galie is a North Carolina photographer who has devoted his work to conservation issues for the last 18 years. Galie’s photographs of the Roanoke River basin have helped protect and preserve that region since 1995.
In 2009 Carl began a project to document the vanishing beauty of coal country. Growing up in the coalfields of southwestern PA this project became a homecoming to him and a search for truth. Torn between his coal mining roots and saving the mountains he loved, he found himself struggling between the need for jobs, and the protection of an ecosystem that is being destroyed in the name of corporate profits.
Carl is now focusing his attention on documenting the New River Basin and life in the Southern Appalachians.