Thursday, October 02, 2008

Shipbreaking





Después de pasar una semana en Kiev y en Moscú y dejar un poco tranquilo a este blog, Edward Burtynsky nos enseña estas magníficas fotografías de barcos abandonados en una región de la India. Esta exposición si no lo recuerdo mal, estuvo en Madrid hace dos años en PhotoEspaña.

When large container ships can contain or ship no more, they’re sent halfway round the world to so-called "breaking yards," where they’re dismantled (basically by hand), their metal is salvaged, and their intact structures, down to the doors and toilet seats, are put back onto the global marketplace.
Today, these yards tend to be in Bangladesh or India – but location is just a question of cheap labor and (nonexistent) environmental regulations.
It’s toxic work.
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