Peter MacCallum

Peter MacCallum

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Material World is the first monograph by the celebrated photographer Peter MacCallum. MacCalluma€™s objective documentary style avoids obvious commentary, allowing the material presence of the subject matter to emerge. The series of photographs represented here tell a story of commerce, labour and the economic relationship of cities to their industrial hinterlands.Then I branched out to photo- graph limestone quarries and cement powder manufactur- ing plants. My original sites in the city ... There was a huge amount of work involved in reforming posts and beams that originally had been poured in a very mecha- nized way. I also photographed a recycling planton the waterfront that grinds up concrete rubble to make reusable aggregate. Those were my ... The Romans had a few skilled engineers and a lot of soldiers and slaves to do the Iabour.

Title:Peter MacCallum
Author:Peter MacCallum, Rebecca Diederichs
Publisher:YYZ Books - 2004


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