Published in September 2019
62 color images, 5 infographics
Hardback, cloth covered, tipped in image
“I have witnessed how tobacco promotes the stripping of farmlands, threatens workers with dangerous chemicals, exploits child labor and undocumented workers, utilizes aggressive marketing campaigns aimed at identifying new customers (mostly underage), and conducts heavy lobbying to promote its expansion to novel markets and social strata.” Rocco Rorandelli
Over the course of 10 years, photographer Rocco Rorandelli, travelled to India, China, Indonesia, USA, Germany, Bulgaria, Nigeria, Slovenia and Italy to document the impact of the tobacco industry on health, the economy and the environment. In Bitter Leaves, the resulting photographs are presented alongside texts by scientist Dr Judith MacKay, collectively examining the complexity of this global industry and the influence of corporate mechanisms and power. Cigarettes are one of the most marketed consumer products in history. Their apparent simplicity and design – tobacco leaves, paper and filter – hides both the chemical toxicity of smoke, and the socio-economic and environmental negative aspects linked to their production, marketing and use. Rorandelli’s thorough investigation of the industry led him from the tobacco fields to medical centers, auction floors, factories, museums and customs facilities, to elucidate the vast web of the industry and the human and environmental burden.
Photography by Michele Borzoni
Design by Tommaso Tanini / Discipula
Size of the book: 21 x 27.5 cm
160 pages – Four color printing
Published in English, Italian, French
First Edition: 700 copies
Workforce is an ambitious documentary project that attempts to draw a composite picture of Italy’s current labour landscape, in the framework of the recent global economic recession.
It is articulated in nine chapters, often distant – not only geographically – but sometimes intertwined: Logistic Centres, Open Competitive Examinations, Bankruptcy Auctions, Call Centers, Industry 4.0, Migrant Agricultural Workers, Trade Union Pickets, Chinese Textile Industry, and Workers’ Buyouts. Different stories, ranging from the evidence of the scars of the crisis to the impact of globalization, from technological innovation to migration, from failures to rebirths.
It is an Italian journey, but we could recognize many of its places in other parts of the globalized world. Michele Borzoni presents Italy as a case study that illustrates not only the effects of the economic crisis on the labour system, but also the impact of longer processes, such as the technological revolution, globalization and migration. These include the increasing job insecurity, the deterioration of the old manufacturing sector, the rise of logistics services, automation, the first winning local productions, and the impact of intense migratory flows from developing countries. development. The book is accompanied by texts of Roberta Carlini, journalist and writer.
“Land Inc.” is a book that traces a photographic journey across Brazil, Dubai, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Madagascar, the Philippines and Ukraine to document land grabbing and the growing investments in industrial farming. The book is published by Editions Intervalles in English and French editions, and the written contributions by journalist Cécile Cazenave, who interviewed seven experts to help understand the story behind this phenomenon.
Curated and designed by Mónica Santos, includes infographics by Studioburo and a preface by José Bové; cooperative PictureTank and Philippe Deblauwe had an active role in supporting and coordinating the production of the book.
Texts and editorial direction: Cécile Cazenave
Artistic direction and graphic design: Mónica Santos
Preface: José Bové
Edition Intervalles, 2016
17x24cm (6,7x9,4 in)
Printed at Anel Gráfica (Grenade, Spain) on Cyclus Print 100% recycled paper
Author: Pietro Paolini
Binding: Hardback / Clothbound
Size: 24.5 x 29.5 cm
Language: Bilingual (ENG-ESP)
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Editorial RM / Landskrona Foto / Breadfield Press / Witty Kiwi 2019
From 2004 to 2014 Pietro Paolini traveled through South America to observe and immortalize the social and political change taking place in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela during the presidencies of Evo Morales, Rafael Correa and Hugo Chavez.
Thanks to the photographic instrument, the artist has captured and described the existential realities of these nations, intercepted life in its making, narrating its concreteness and future uncertainties, building a real visual novel: a story that represents the whole life, in all its historical, social, economic, anthropological and political implications; giving us pure images, without filters, far from Western stereotypes: traces of memory of the change underway, keys to reading Latin American society.