Michael Schulz's Ruhrpott Opens July 20th

Opening Night Gala – Saturday, July 20th, 2019, 5-9 PM

Michael Schulz – Ruhrpott: When Coal Left Town
High Coup Gallery
[Honey Crumb Cake Studio]
177 Western Ave W, Suite 268A
Seattle, WA 98119

Closing Night Gala – Saturday, September 7th, 5-9 pm

©2019 Michael Schulz

©2019 Michael Schulz

The region in Germany known affectionately as "Ruhrpott", which includes cities such as Duisburg, Essen, Oberhausen, Dortmund, and Bochum, was a key part in Germany's industrialization as it was home to coal mining and steel production. 

In this body of work, I examine the past and current state of the region, now that coal mining is no longer an active industry and only steel production remains. This work surveys what has been left behind and how the landscape represents this history through still existing architecture. 

– Michael Schulz

Zeche Prosper -   image ©2019 Michael Schulz

Zeche Prosper - image ©2019 Michael Schulz


Prints are available as traditional silver-gelatin prints in editions of 3 for 40x30 inches and editions of 10 in 11x14 inches.