Monday, June 25, 2007

No China Diet: Photos of Factory Life in China

Wired has a short photo essay by Ed Burtynsky on factory life in China. My favorite photo is this one of a cafeteria, but the chicken processing plant is a close second.

What I see in these photos is how human beings, as cheap labor, are essentially physically part of the machine. Now I suppose we're all part of a machine in some way. I'm part of the publishing machine. But I mean that people seem almost physically incorporated in the machinery in those photos.