HADES. Upper Silesia, Poland

This series of photographs was taken from March until August 2009. It was my intention to pay homage to people performing hard manual labor. The workers. I chose the Upper Silesia where the work ethos, traditions and related customs seemed to be most alive, apparent and colorful.

Poland is changing fast and many of my photographs depict tasks, places and objects  which are becoming the thing of the past.

It is thus somehow a story about Silesia itself. Of what it is today.