About the Book
This book is the result of a two year documentary study of the lives of working people in the West Midlands of Great Britain. It deals with factory workers, many of them women, working in factories manufacturing locks, door furniture, industrial pumps, and motorcycles. As well as extensive photographic coverage, the book contains interview material recorded at the time.
Nick Hedges has been a documentary photographer for nearly 50 years. He has worked in the field of social affairs with a number of voluntary organisations. His work is in the collections of the National Media Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and is archived at the Central Library, Birmingham.