Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
David Hammons lives and works in the USA. According to Wikipedia,
David Hammons (born 1943) is an African-American artist mostly known for his works in and around New York City during the 1970s and 1980s. (…) Much of his work reflects his commitment to the civil rights and Black Power movements.
What does the guidebook have to say about Closing the blue train?
Here Hammons focuses on the powerful metaphor of the railroads that have transformed the landscape and society of the US since the nineteenth century, in a work that is dense with art historical and cultural references.
I think the same can be said about the Belgian landscape and society or any landscape and society for that matter. Besides, railroads played an important role in the mining industry as well.