Govan / Gdansk

… fascinating exhibition at Street Level in Glasgow …
on till 31 July 2016


… linking the shipyards of Govan, Scotland to Gdansk, Poland …

GG10755photo © Michal Szlaga

… Michal Szlaga captures the monumental destruction
of the shipyards, its people and its history …

GG10758photo © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

… Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert photographed
the Kvaerner shipyard in Govan in  the mid 1990s
showing the scale of the industry at that time …


… my favourite pieces were the two  moving videos
of the whole scale destruction of the shipyards in Gdansk
with the just the sounds of the bulldozers
some Polish shipbuilders lamenting the destruction of the ships
they built being ripped apart for scrap in Alang,  India
rather than treated with the respect and love with which they built them

… but all is not well in Alang …

~ by marysia on 16 July 2016.

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