In Hungary, uranium mining began in the 1950s in the Mecsek Hills, to contribute to the Soviet Union's ambition of becoming a nuclear superpower. An entire modern district was built for those who worked in the mining industry, which today is still called Uranium City. The quality of life, regardless of the physically challenging work, was exceptional compared to that of the average citizen of the Eastern Bloc. Uranium City, by applying infrared photography, explores the boundaries of perception and attempts to capture things outside our visible spectrum; dangers not known, events unreported, people forgotten.
Zsofi Bohm • Kieran Cudlip • Polly Garnett • Louis Herron • Giuseppe Iannello • Giya Makondo-Wills • Luke Richards • Luke Withers •