The Manchester Canal System


To make the series; "The Manchester Canal System”, Gianluca used a map of the Manchester Canal System from 1835, when Manchester was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, and drew a grid reference at 1cm by 1cm on it, photographing at pre-set points along the canal. To keep the photoshoot uniform, Gianluca photographed facing North East using a compass. These images are a series of 14 photographs which surveys the Rochdale and The Duke of Bridgewater canals. Using “Straight Photography” this creates a historical visual document of what was observed through the camera lens. Objectivity was maintained in a way that the series does not focus on the picturesque.

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