- Esther Jablotschkin
For Ben Roberts latest series ‘Amazon Unpacked’ he was sent on assignment by the Financial Times Weekend Magazine to photograph people and places in and around Rugeley, UK. As a former coal mining town, Rugeley has struggled during the current recession, with high unemployment being a particular problem. The arrival of Amazon to occupy a huge warehouse in the town was originally seen as being a boost to the local economy, but has it turned out that way? His pictures of this business impress by being honest, straight forward and last but not least significant in this context. ‘Amazon Unpacked’ gives an authentic insight into the atmosphere of the worldwide concern of Amazon.
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