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© Lucia Ganieva, Untitled, from the series The Factory

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© Lucia Ganieva, Untitled, from the series The Factory

Factory is a series of photographs taken in a textile factory in the city of Ianovo, some 275 km north east of Moscow. Ianovo was known as ‘the city of brides’, as the majority of the population was made up of women who worked in the textile industry. In the age of the Tsars, the then village was the centre of the industry in Russia, with all kinds of cloth being manufactured in more than 30 plants. These days, however, due mainly to the competition from countries with low labour costs, such as China, almost all of the factories have had to close. At the moment, no more than handful are still active. Despite this there is hope that these plants last a while longer.”

Lucia Ganieva

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