Red River brick factories (III)
These crumbling, dusty, ramshackle brick factories just outside Hanoi were one of my favourite photography destinations last year. As well as the striking colours and patterns, I hope that these pictures convey something of the resilience of the factory workers, and the fine balance between disorder and routine. I keep meaning to go back and shoot some more there. In the absence of new new pictures, here are some new old pictures from last autumn, which I had intended to post these a couple of months ago, only for them to slip through the net somehow.
5 Responses to “Red River brick factories (III)”
A wonderful series of photographs. I can see why it’s a favourite place. And yes you did convey the resilience of the workers. I can’t even imagine . . . .
It reminded me of women on building sites in India carrying loads of bricks in a pan on their head!
In a more disingenuous tone, it’s pretty post-apocalyptic in appearance too! Very Beyond Thunderdome.
Awesome series!!! It´s amazing to see how some techniques are the same all over the world: https://docugraphy.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/in-the-meantime-in-der-zwischenzeit/
How old are the youngest working there?
Great images, you have captured the hard working men so very well. It reminds me of India, seeing the brick factories in Rajasthan.
Marvellous images giving a wonderful insight into the way they build. I have so enjoyed this series. These are the kind of photos I would love to have taken if Id been there 😊