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This project explores the histories and legacies of British investment in Chilean nitrate mines from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century and involvement in its global trafficking. Through an examination of sites, artefacts and images, the project will trace nitrate's route from natural mineral state processed in the oficinas (works) of the Atacama desert, to transported commodity and stock market value to become, ultimately, part of the material and symbolic heritage of London mansions and estates in the capital's surrounding countryside. It undertakes new audio and visual documentation of geographically disparate but historically connected landscapes, of remote nitrate fields and metropolitan financial districts, accompanied by an analysis of their material culture and interpretation of both images and texts archived in national, regional and local institutions.

Technical details

Publication date:
2014
Author:
Collection:
Other
Support:
Pages:
176
Illustrations:
85
Editorial category:
Exhibitions
Design:

Design by Hermanos Berenguer
 

This book has been selected for the Spanish category of the PhotoEspaña 2015 Awards for Photography Book of the Year, it has been shown in the exhibition Los mejores libros de fotografía del año and it has been awarded with the bronze LAUS 2015 Awards.

Editions:
Spa 978-84-92505-53-1
Eng 978-84-92505-66-1

Images

Selection from the catalogue 'Xavier Ribas. Nitrate', pages 12 and 13
Selection from the catalogue 'Xavier Ribas. Nitrate', pages 28 and 29
Selection from the catalogue 'Xavier Ribas. Nitrate', pages 58 and 59
Selection from the catalogue 'Xavier Ribas. Nitrate', pages 64 and 65
Selection from the catalogue 'Xavier Ribas. Nitrate', pages 90 and 91
Selection from the catalogue 'Xavier Ribas. Nitrate', pages 110 and 111
Selection from the catalogue 'Xavier Ribas. Nitrate', pages 122 and 123
Selection from the catalogue 'Xavier Ribas. Nitrate', pages 134 and 135
Selection from the catalogue 'Xavier Ribas. Nitrate', pages 158 and 159

Related

Videos

Audios

Guide tour to the 'Xavier Ribas. Nitrate" exhibition
I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life
Jean-Michel Basquiat