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The London photographer Ben Roberts and journalist Sarah O’Connor worked together on the project Amazon Unpacked. The photographs show the warehouse of Amazon located in Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK. As online shopping explodes in Britain, helping to push traditional retailers such as HMV out of business, more and more jobs are moving from high-street shops into warehouses like this one. Assigned by the Financial Times Weekend Magazine, the photographer captured images of people and places in and around Rugeley. The former coal mining town has struggled during the UK’s current recession, with high unemployment being a particular problem, until Amazon came along…

Take a look at the pictures in the gallery above.

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