Tipping points


In Singapore, I lived right next door to one of the busiest shipping ports in the world. Every day dozens of containers on vehicles rumbled past my apartment. And a stone’s throw away, I could watch the giant gantries move into position to load and unload the vast container ships. The entire south coast sea line of Singapore is dominated by container ships waiting to unload its precious cargo. Yet at the same time, but in another place, millions of people are also moving across the world, but with only a carrier bag of belongings – and they cannot even get across the Mediterranean safely.These photos don’t quite do the work justice – they are collages and each square is corrugated to replicate the containers; the end result is a long way from the original container stacks, but they have a beauty that is satisfying.