The Hoe is the Terror of the Earth -Émile Verhaeren

“See how the hardest things proclaim their hardness from afar.

Alas–the absent hammer is about to strike!

Rainer Maria Rilke

…14 men paused from work. We see them watching the camera, watching us. The vocabulary of the pit does not cross the threshold of the horizon line. In the focus to their work, we are ignored. We are not seen above the granite dust, the compressor pumps, the air drills. We do not exist except at this moment behind the camera.

oldppit_absenthammer

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