Greg Briggs’s Cleaners Photo Series is Artistic and Candid

By: Farida Helmy - Apr 7, 2014
References: gregbriggs & featureshoot
This beautifully artistic cleaners photo series takes a look at the quiet lives led by cleaners in Melbourne and how they're unnoticed by crowds or sometimes even ignored.

Captured by Australian photographer Greg Briggs, the cleaners photo series was shot over six months in different museums, theaters and hotels all around the city.

Wanting to shed a light on the city’s least acknowledged laborers, the ‘Melbourne Cleaners’ series shows how these cleaners work either before or after our days. It also beautifully portrays how intimately close these people become to either the spaces or artifacts they have to keep shiny and clean—and how these shadowy figures somehow blend in with the fine art and exotic taxidermy.