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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.

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year of publication
2014
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Printed
illustrations
85
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.
pages
176
editorial policy
Exhibitions
editions
Spa 978-84-92505-53-1 , Eng 978-84-92505-66-1
year of publication
2014
support
Printed
pages
176
illustrations
85
editorial policy
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
Xavier Ribas
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Xavier Ribas