Topography of the Titanic, Erwin Olaf Hesse

Belfast Exposed Photography


In 2007, Belfast Exposed commissioned Kai-Olaf Hesse to photograph Belfast’s shipyard Harland & Wolff on Queens Island, and various sites related to the building of HMS Titanic. To establish a visual line between the past and the present for the publication, Hesse photographed many of these key historic buildings and sites from the same viewpoints as the accompanying historic photographs documenting the modern shipbuilding project during the city’s industrial height. Including essays by David Bate, John Stathatos and Ian Walker and quotes from interviews conducted by Ruth Graham with former shipyard workers and members of the Ulster Titanic Society 

Published by Belfast Exposed Photography 
80 pages
270 × 210 mm
ISBN 978-0-9624217-8-8

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