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Platelayer on Holyhead main line

Photograph
1979 (photographed)
Artist/Maker

Black and white photograph showing an aerial view of a railway track with a man bent double over it.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gelatin-silver print
Brief Description
Platelayer on Holyhead main line, gelatin-silver print by Michael Bennett, 1979, part of the New Society/The Other Britain collection, gift of Paul Barker
Physical Description
Black and white photograph showing an aerial view of a railway track with a man bent double over it.
Style
Credit line
Given by Paul Barker
Production
The photograph resulted from a commission by New Society magazine
Bibliographic Reference
Published in New Society 18.10.1979 to accompany the article 'Inequality in the workplace: how white-collar always wins; Peter Townsend's new, national study of poverty includes valuable findings about 'deprivation at work'', pp.120-123, with a cover image. This photograph appears on pp.122-123 with the caption (a quote from the article about a scaffolder taken out of context) 'I slipped at work and injured my back'. The photograph was part of an exhibition commissioned by the Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, in 1980.
Collection
Accession Number
E.84-2006

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record createdJuly 9, 2008
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