Photographer Builder Levy, whose work was featured in the Flomenhaft Gallery photography show "East Meets West" March 3 - April 16, 2016, was written about in the Charleston Gazette-Mail!
by Anna Patrick
"Using several cameras, including a cumbersome 5x7 Deardorff view camera, he’d engage with miners sitting outside waiting on their shift to begin as he set up his old-time-looking camera to take a photo of them. He entered underground mines, took portraits of miners’ widows, and was welcomed into family homes and onto their porches.
He got to know the region, befriended miners, union members and activists. He grew close to the region’s heritage and became knowledgeable of its history. Today, he sounds like a labor historian as he recalls where a miner’s strike occurred, what happened there and the event’s resulting legacy. When it comes to coal, he knows the history better than most kids growing up in the Mountain State today."