In Hamilton

2015

 

Long regarded as Canada’s "steel city," Hamilton, Ontario, is now in transition.
In 2015, I went to the city to further my research around Canada's industrial history. These images present some of my immediate interpretations of Hamilton’s industrial sector and surrounding neigh-bourhoods. Both of the moment and instantly timeless, these photographs are highly descriptive, yet they do nothing to grapple with Hamilton’s shifting economy or the social troubles that come as a result of deindustrialization. Ultimately, they provide a personal view of an unfamiliar environ-ment and explore what it means to document place.

 

This work was conceived of and produced as a small book. A selection of the images are presented here.

 

 

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