The Quarrymen

  • Photographer
    Markku Lahdesmaki
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Louisa J. Curtis This series could only have been shot in B&W because it gives the series a grittiness and style that the subject requires - beautifully done and I love that the men look just as chiseled as the rocks they are excavating!

  • Date of Photograph

With a heavy hammer and a wedge, determination and a spirit full of Finnish SISU, these men crumble stone harder than concrete. Each strike booms and rings into the sky, as the rock gives way toward the center of the Earth. Slate stone quarry in Orivesi, Finland.

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