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Steel Work City

Steel Work City, Rikard Laving

Steel Work City, Rikard LavingSteel Work City
Rikard Laving
English and Swedish

104 pages
210 x 260 mm
ISBN 9189197887670


Through muted colours and sombre depictions, photographer Rikard Laving documents scenes, structures and inhabitants in Oxelösund, a Swedish town dominated by a massive steel works run by SSAB. Schools, homes, landscapes, public buildings and of course the steel works themselves are all washed in a cold and lifeless light. Class portraits of school children and teams of mill workers are shown in static groupings against neutral white backgrounds. Buildings are uninspiring and emotionless. It is an overall bleak impression of life in a small steel town.

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