I decided to photograph an essential but unseen part of our everyday lives, the treatment of sewage waste. This 'invisible' service goes on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, largely unnoticed by the majority of the population. My local wastewater treatment works has recently undergone a major expansion, commissioned to process the waste for an additional 1000 planned new homes. The sharp, modern lines of the buildings, immaculate pipework and sparkling apparatus are typical of the new technology seen in 21st century 'clean' industries which in this instance is ironic when we consider the purpose of the works in processing sewage waste for the town and its many thousands of inhabitants.
Jan Adamska • Marie-Claire Ashcroft • Barbara Balmer • Christopher Bethell • Lisa Blagg • Catherine Blamphin • Erica Brejaart • Casey Carlin • Rick Danks • Graham Douglas • Viv Gottlieb • Natasha Halliwell • Lynda Haney • Sophie Johnson • Katherine Marlor • Emma McKay • Johanna Steward • Fatima Yadollahi •