[Media] Chris Detrick, staff photographer at The Salt Lake Tribune, frequently contributed stunning images of the aftermath of the Crandall Canyon Coal Mine collapse last summer. With Tribune credentials, Detrick provided some outstanding pictures of grieving family members of the six miners whose bodies remain trapped in the Emery County mine, and survivors of an additional three workers who died in a failed rescue attempt.
Detrick's photos exuded passion for his subject, such empathy for the suffering of others.
So, when it came time to make a Halloween costume for the party circuit last month, Detrick reached again for that compassion and came up with this costume: A bruised and bloodied dead miner.
Here are the photos, as posted on Provo Daily Herald photo editor Ashley Franscell's blog. Franscell is Detrick's girlfriend. She dressed up as astronaut gone-haywire Lisa Nowak.
One source says "there is a groundswell of disapproval from Trib staffers, but a few who think it's pretty funny."
What do you think? (Holly Mullen)