In 2017 Thomas Mandl spent a couple of days with the workers in the well known white marble quarry in Carrara, Italy. Workers in the quarry risk their lives everyday due to the bad working conditions. Young people don’t have a lot of choice in Carrara, either they work with marble or they will have to move out of the city to find work not connected to the marble business.
Thomas got inside one of the biggest caves in the white marble quarry and took this photo. The column in the middle is holding the whole mountain and the cave is about 50 meters high. The light comes in through a tall slot in the mountain that serves as an entrance.
The worker standing in front of the column is 60 years old and he has worked in caves his whole life.
All art comes signed and framed together with a certificate of authenticity and the story printed on foam board.
Sizes: 50x70 / 70x100 cm
Paper: Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White, 310g
Frame: Wood, Float glass with 45% UV protection
Edition size: 30 copies (50x70), 20 copies (70x100)