Online retailer brings jobs to declining UK town, but with mixed reviews.
Amazon entered the British economy to curtail the high unemployment rate, and reinstate a form of stability. The Rugeley Amazon warehouse is like a huge blue box that is the size of nine football pitches. While Amazon was originally greeted with praise and excitement, everything eventually died down because people began to realize the type of work the company has to offer. Nonetheless, people of Rugeley still believe some work is better than no work.
To capture the essence of this phenomena, photographer Ben Roberts took images of the work environment inside Amazon’s gigantic warehouse. His latest series “Amazon Unpacked” depicts the warehouse as a very organized, if not sterile, environment. Everything is so neatly position that it sends a chilling feeling down the spine. The warehouse is so big that employees might walk anywhere between 7 to 15 miles as part of their daily shifts. Take a look:
Source: Ben Roberts Photography
Images: Ben Roberts Photography