01/17/2013 08:30 am ET

Ian Beesley's Best Photograph: A Sewage Foreman Captured In Tears

When I left school in 1972, I went to work at Esholt sewage works in Bradford, where I took this shot of my foreman, Bob Rowell. I couldn't believe how Dickensian the place was: a council-owned plant that took in waste from the local wool trade and used it to make fertiliser. Luckily, I got one of the more pleasant jobs -- working on the 26 miles of steam railway that transported everything around the site.

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