Entry Title: "Verviers, the origin of the industrial revolution in Europe"
Name: Peter van Brederode , Netherlands
Category and Expertise: Industrial, Student


Entry Description: Verviers once was the wool capital of the world. Verviers had been home to a thriving wool and textile industry that was renowned for its quality. It contributed to great wealth of the town. However, as of the 1950s, the local factories could not face international competition which prompted the economic decline of the town. With this series of photographs I look for the heritage of the good old days.

About the Artist:

Photography School of the Netherlands. Specialising in documentaries.