The myth of Atlas
As Atlas is forced to carry the sky on his back, so it seems the "low-level" workers, a product of inequalities, hierarchies and power dynamics, are those who also sustain the machine of society.
With the state of emergency activated, due to the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Portugal was forced to stop, with the exception of the construction sector, which kept working in an attempt to continue to build the buildings of the future. But what is the meaning of construction in an altered world? This photograph reveals the social, identity and economic inequalities of a reality that, despite being contextualized in the construction sector, is endemic and ubiquitous throughout society.
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Município de Braga
© Miguel De — 2023