British industry: a photography special

Employes of BAE Systems in Barrow-in-Furness arriving at work
©Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

In the first issue of 2014, FT Weekend Magazine looks at modern manufacturing in Britain - from the makers of ‘Wallace & Gromit’ to the Royal Navy’s largest aircraft carrier - through the eyes of international photographers from the world-famous Magnum agency. Introduced by Peter Marsh

©Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

Martin Parr

Submarines in Barrow, aircraft and animation in Bristol and the west

©Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos

Stuart Franklin

Shipbuilding in Rosyth on the Firth of Forth

©Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos

Jonas Bendiksen

Weaving and dyeing in West Yorkshire

©Mark Power/Magnum Photos

Mark Power

Train-building in Derby, fabrics in Huddersfield, carmaking in Sunderland

©Peter Marlow/Magnum Photos

Peter Marlow

Sauces and saddle-making in the West Midlands

©Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos

Chris Steele-Perkins

Organics, sausages and yachts in Plymouth and the southwest

©David Hurn/Magnum Photos

David Hurn

Socks, hats and survival equipment in south Wales

©Alessandra Sanguinetti/Magnum Photos

Alessandra Sanguinetti

Graphene, filters and engineering technology in the northwest

Wave energy converter the Pelamis P2
©Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos

Ruling the waves

Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin’s powerful images of British tidal power. Words by Mure Dickie

Back to the Black Country

Over the past year, Magnum photographers have been documenting British manufacturing, from heavy industry to precision engineering and medical prosthetics. FT Weekend Magazine is publishing a series of photo essays from this project