Behind the scenes of UK manufacturing

London’s Science Museum is set to host the Open for Business photography exhibition, showing documentary images of UK manufacturing.

Bombardier, Derby, by Mark Power

Source: © Mark Power, Magnum Photos

Bombardier, Derby, by Mark Power

The exhibition will feature more than 100 images from nine Magnum photographers, who have gone behind-the-scenes at venues such as the Tate & Lyle and Vauxhall factories.

Commissioned last year by Magnum Photos and arts group Multistory, the nine photographers each concentrated on a specific region of the UK, to tell individual stories of manufacturing around the country.

Renewable Energy, Scotland, by Stuart Franklin

Source: © Stuart Franklin, Magnum Photos

Renewable Energy, Scotland, by Stuart Franklin

The resulting images include Martin Parr’s look at Aardman Animations in Bristol, David Hurn visiting a theatrical prop-makers and Stuart Franklin photographing shipbuilders and renewable energy companies in Scotland.

The exhibition also includes film footage and interviews with each of the photographers as well as a free newspaper with additional images.

Renishaw, Bristol, by Martin Parr

Source: © Martin Parr, Magnum Photos

Renishaw, Bristol, by Martin Parr

The touring Open for Business exhibition first opened at the National Media Museum in Bradford and is set to visit nine further venues across the UK.

Open for Business is at the Science Musuem, Exhibition Road, London SW7, from 22 August-2 November.

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