The End of Industry is the third in John Myers' trilogy of photobooks published by RRB.
These photographs were taken between 1981 and 1988 in ‘The Black Country’ an area in the north of England that was famous for making things from metal.
Changes occurred in the early 1980s that hit metal manufacturing particularly hard. A record number of bankruptcies resulted in high levels of unemployment. Factories either closed completely or realigned their business model to warehousing and retailing components that had been manufactured overseas. Foundries, forges and steelworks - not easily transformed into industrial units or office space - quickly morphed into housing estates, enterprise zones or retail parks.
The End of Industry presents a landscape that had been formed by the Industrial Revolution disappeared.
This limited edition of 450, comes with a 4x5" limited signed silver-gelatin print of ‘Bricks Drying, William Mobberly Brickworks, Kingswinford, 1983’.
signed print included
h285 x w250 mm
96 b&w photograph
The End of Industry John Myers RRB 2019
2 in stock