Guardian Picture of the Week: Photofusion member Tim Mitchell
Photofusion member Tim Mitchell has been selected as Guardian’s Picture of the Week, as well as having a feature in the last Guardian Weekend magazine for his project “Clothing Recycled”.
Mountains of secondhand winter clothes, donated to charity shops in the UK and Europe but unsold, sit in a warehouse in Panipat, a city 90km north of Delhi. Sorted by colour, they are awaiting the next stage of their transformation. Using vegetable cutters, a team of women will slice off zips, buttons, linings and shoulder pads, check pockets for coins and rubbish, and discard brand labels. The latter are worthless – it’s the fabric that’s valuable now.
Tim Mitchell collaborated with anthropologist Lucy Norris on this project, photographing every stage of the global recycling industry in India.
To see the feature visit: http://bit.ly/1em3uUA
and to see more work by Tim Mitchell visit: www.timmitchell.co.uk