Al Palmer (b. Gateshead, UK,1984) is a Newcastle-based photographer who primarily engages with the man-made landscape. His photographs have been exhibited within the UK and the United States as well as being featured in various magazines and websites. He is a Hearst 8×10 2013 award winner. Today we share his project The Edge of Industry.
The Edge of Industry
The Edge Of Industry is a cycle of photographs taken at the site of a derelict magnesium works. Taken near Hartlepool, in The North of England, where heavy industry has died off over the past thirty years. These images indirectly reference the death of shipbuilding and metal works; directly they show the land has yet to be redeveloped; it remains in a perputual state of ruin.
These photographs are both a record of the end of a specific industrial area and also a quiet farewell to the past of the North of England.
For more work, please visit his website.