Made in the Black Country

At the beginning of 2019 I was invited to visit the West Midlands Factory of Sven Christiansen. Sven is famous for its high quality office furniture and despite the Scandinavian-like name it’s a reputable British company established over 40 years ago.
Huge number of employees I met there had a long history working for Sven. In many cases it was more than two decades. During my visit I created a series of portraits under the title ‘Made in the Black Country’ and one photograph from the series – portrait of Chris – has been selected as a winner in 2019 Portraits of Britain Awards by British Journal of Photography. The winning photograph has been displayed on the billboards and outdoor media across the country, and got published in a book, and newspapers.