Trafficking The Earth

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


The exhibition in organized together with the Bienal de Fotografia do Porto.

Trafficking the Earth is a collaboration between photographers Xavier Ribas and Ignacio Acosta and art historian Louise Purbrick. As the authors explain in the introductory text, this research documents “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
Place of PublicationPorto
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2021
EventTRAFFICKING THE EARTH - Salut Au Monde Gallery - Bienal de Fotografia do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 14 May 202126 Jun 2021


  • photography
  • Mining
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Labour history
  • minerals


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