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.
|Number of pages||96|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Photography mining minerals capitalism extractionism
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- School of Art and Media - Senior Lecturer
- Photography in Practice; Photography in Theory Research and Enterprise Group