Permanent Error (BOK)

Pieter Hugo

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In his previous well-received volumes of photographs, Hugo offers unflinching yet striking portraits of humans, animals, societies, and landscapes that shock and disturb, but also demand our attention. In Permanent Error, he documents a garbage dump in Ghana that has become the repository for discarded computers from around the world. These haunting images document the true cost of a misguided policy-the shipping of millions of tons of obsolete computers to developing countries. The computers are burned to extract valuable metals, effectively turning the site into a toxic wasteland that contaminates air, soil, and groundwater for miles around. These amazing portraits tell a story of a marginal community overwhelmed by poverty, but where human strength and resilience shine through the inhuman conditions Hugo lays bare.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Pieter Hugo
Forlag
PRESTEL
ISBN 9783791345208
Antall sider 128 Dimensjoner 25,3cm x 29,8cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 1007 gram Emner og form Individual photographers, Photographic reportage, Pollution & threats to the environment

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