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Yvon Lambert: On the light trail of a lost world

Yvon Lambert

As they doused the flames at the last blast furnace in Esch-sur-Alzette’s Esch-Belval district, they also extinguished a pivotal era in Luxembourg’s industrial history. Gone it is; but not forgotten, thanks to Yvon Lambert’s photographic homage, his “Derniers Feux”, to the lost world of Luxembourg’s time-honoured blast furnaces and iron foundries. His black-and-white photographs bear witness to the memory of that industrial culture as impressively as they pay tribute to the people who lived there and to the world in which they toiled.