Entry Title: "Ironworks"
Name: Magdalena Natkaniec , Poland
Category and Expertise: Culture|Deeper Perspective, Student


Entry Description: The industrial spaces are a common photographic subject. Fascinated by them as well, I wanted to discover something more than huge spaces, big machines or unreal light. In anonymous workers I saw the real persons. With objective I tracked all the personal signs left by people working in an ironworks in my hometown, Kielce. In the immediate surroundings of their post and in the places of rest I found flowers, porn photos or religious symbols. Writing their names or these of the favorite football team is also a practice. All these objects and inscriptions let the workers domesticate the inhuman world of machines.

Story: The industrial spaces are a common photographic subject. Fascinated by them as well, I wanted to discover something more than huge spaces, big machines or unreal light. In anonymous workers I saw the real persons. With objective I tracked all the personal signs left by people working in an ironworks in my hometown, Kielce. In the immediate surroundings of their post and in the places of rest I found flowers, porn photos or religious symbols. Writing their names or these of the favorite football team is also a practice. All these objects and inscriptions let the workers domesticate the inhuman world of machines.

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