Material World is the first monograph by the celebrated photographer Peter MacCallum. MacCallumas 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.
|Author||:||Peter MacCallum, Rebecca Diederichs|
|Publisher||:||YYZ Books - 2004|