Nicholas Walton-Healey – The Disassembly Line

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The Disassembly Line is an extended, but as-yet unpublished photo-essay about the process enacted on the killing floor of a NSW abattoir. The challenge of this project was to produce, from a monotonously gritty reality, an aesthetically compelling series of images. I was striving to honestly show a process beginning with slaughter and ending in bone (hence the title), but to register the associated violence in surprising or less-than-literal ways. All images are uncaptioned because the whole point of the series is to stimulate viewer imagination.

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