IN THE SHADOW OF THE ATOM

In the Shadow of the Atom is a visual study of Britain’s Nuclear Energy Paradox. Nuclear
production is an old technology, having found its feet toward the end of the 1940s, yet many
still consider it to be a futuristic and highly complex space age technology. It additionally
stands invisible yet visible, through its isolated sites and high fences yet they leave giant,
unmistakable imprints on the landscape and peoples lives. This work focuses on Sellafield,
Britain’s oldest and largest nuclear site. It uses archive images of those that have worked the
site over the years and newly created images taken of its impact on the landscape. In the
Shadow of the Atom visualises both the passage of time and invisibility of energy production
infrastructure, to tell a story of the Nuclear Paradox through what this hidden industry leaves
behind.

WINDSCALE CLUB ARCHIVE SCAN 9031


WINDSCALE CLUB ARCHIVE SCAN 9031 Image

SELLAFIELD STACKS


SELLAFIELD STACKS Image

WINDSCALE CLUB ARCHIVE SCAN 9008


WINDSCALE CLUB ARCHIVE SCAN 9008 Image

CALDER BRIDGE


CALDER BRIDGE Image

WINDSCALE CLUB ARCHIVE SCAN 8994


WINDSCALE CLUB ARCHIVE SCAN 8994 Image

THE IRISH SEA


THE IRISH SEA Image

WINDSCALE CLUB ARCHIVE SCAN 8996


WINDSCALE CLUB ARCHIVE SCAN 8996 Image

SELLAFIELD PERIMETER FENCE


SELLAFIELD PERIMETER FENCE Image

SELLAFIELD BEACH


SELLAFIELD BEACH Image

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Alistair Grimley

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