Trafficking the Earth

Xavier Ribas, Louise Purbrick, Ignacio Acosta

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Trafficking the Earth is a collaboration between photographers Xavier Ribas, Ignacio Acosta and an art historian, Louise Purbrick. Their collective research has documented the movement of mineral wealth of Chile into global markets and European landscapes. Nitrate and copper is their focus. The transformation of these natural resources into industrial materials draw desert and city, slag heap and country house, ruin and regeneration, landscape and archive, Chile and Britain, into the same circuit of capital.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages96
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Photography mining minerals capitalism extractionism

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