Steel Works

Julian Germain

Documentation of the ex-steelworking town of Consett, developed in 1989, ten years after closure.

Germain wrote, ‘In the past nine years, Consett has changed almost beyond recognition. The steelworks have been completely dismantled by the largest demolition project in Europe. All physical traces of the past have been removed. As politicians and industrialists set about constructing a different future, what defines the community now? What identity are people forming for themselves in the new Consett and how do they regard the past?’ For the exhibition he included other documentations of the town including those of Don McCullin and of the Consett photographer Tommy Harris.

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