Ever wondered where Amazon keep their huge inventory? Well thanks to Ben Roberts and journalist Sarah O’Connor, you can indulge your curiosity in their project Amazon Unpacked. In 2011, Amazon occupied a warehouse the size of nine football pitches in the dilapidated town of Rugeley, Staffordshire.
There’s more to this story than just marvelling at the size of Amazon’s warehouse. Rugeley is a former coal mining town, and devastated by it’s closure in 1990, the residents were hopeful of Amazon moving in and revitalising the economy. Not only does Ben photograph the warehouse itself but also the community, he questions “the arrival of Amazon to occupy a huge warehouse in the town was originally seen as being a boost to the local economy, but has it turned out that way?”
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