BA (Hons) Photography
I've gave me whole life to em
Hill's final major project is a memorial to the forty one years Hill's father has given to the steel industry. The project started when Hill's fathers job was under threat and the news of redundecy flooded local news before the workers were even told themselves. The plant where Hill's father has worked since the age of seventeen is closing after years and years of murmurs. The coke will be now importated, the furnaces will be left unfired and left for dead. Luckily Hill's father has been redeployed to a different area of the works but some haven't been so fortunate.
Hill's works corremerate those who havent been so fortunate and how these men have now lost their identity after their livihoods have been taken away from them. This simply is not just a job to the people who have given their whole working lives to the industry. They met their friends there, they have turned from boys to men at this place. The thought that these men are so expendable is quite the shock. The box in particular is an ode to working class culture and suggests the past times of the workers. Within the box are fragments of an industry which is fading away but won't be forgotten.