Photographer Steve Wadden documents the steel-working neighbourhood of Whitney Pier, Cape Breton. Shot over a ten-year period, the photographs document an era of sharp economic downturn in the region, following the closure of Sydney’s steel plant on its 100th anniversary in 2001. Forged records the city’s devastation and re-construction in the years following economic collapse and documents the community’s cultural responses to the city’s changing circumstances, while preserving the memories of steel-working’s heyday.

Steve Wadden, Untitled, 2005