Richland : Gustavo Jononovich

Gustavo Jononovich was born in Argentina in 1979. He began his studies in photography in 2002. In 2006, he started working as a professional photographer.

Argentina –

On behalf of “progress” we have transformed our environment into the lifeblood of our economy. Everything we manufacture and consume it’s been made from the same natural resources. Lead is commonly used in car batteries, as coloring in paints and ceramic glazes. Gold is a highly efficient conductor that can carry tiny currents and remain free of corrosion, hence is used in almost all our electronic devices like computers and cell phones. It is used in windows of buildings and planes because gold reflects large amount of light. Diamonds are used in industry for cutting, drilling, sanding and polishing. With oil we produce thousands of products, the soles of our shoes, matches, shampoo, asphalt, cleaning products, sunglasses, synthetic fibers, tires, insecticides, fertilizers, carpets, shower curtains, trash bags, tennis rackets and children’s toys. Coal and natural gas to generate electrical power, silver in mirrors, knives and water purifiers. Bauxite to produce aluminum which is extremely used, nickel is used in batteries and magnets. Copper can be found in any electronic device, in musical instruments and electrical wires. Zinc in deodorant and sulfur to produce powder, fungicides as well as laxatives. Chromite, talc, barites, marble, limestone, platinum, vanadium, salt, sand, gravel, timber, soil. We use everything.

 

 

Richland is a project about the exploitation of the natural resources in Latin America and the resulting long-term negative effects. Rather than benefit from natural resources abundance and wealth, local people living in areas of exploitation have experienced loss of livelihoods, health problems, human rights violations and environmental degradation. This body of work was made between 2008 and 2012 in Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

Photography

Related Posts

Douglas Stockdale: Pine Lake

USA – Pine Lake is a fictional story about a multi-generational American rite of summer. It is a visual narrative that investigates …

Pawel Bownik: Disassembly

Poland –  Bownik’s “Disassembly” is an artist’s book in which a photographic project has been brought to the form of …

Linda Fregni Nagler: The Hidden Mother

United Kingdom –  In the vein of Francis Alÿs’s Fabiola and Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules, Linda Fregni Nagler has collected …

Mayumi Hosokura: Crystal Love Starlight

Japan – THIS STORY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENTIn her new series, ‘Crystal Love Starlight’, Hosokura’s unique style is combined with an …

Colin Pantall on Lorenzo Vitturi’s Dalston Anatomy

United Kingdom – Every now and then, a photography book comes along that looks completely different. Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo …

Ines Dumig Apart Together

Ines Dumig: “Apart Together” – Regaining the lost Identity

Germany –  According to the International Organisation of Migration, there are over 200 million migrants worldwide and the geographic region …

Depth Charger – Antoine D’Agata Part II

THIS STORY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT France – Emaho in conversation with Antoine D’Agata, continued –  Manik: Any moment of regret? …

Kate Nolan: Neither

Ireland –  Neither is an exploration into the dreams and fears of young women in Kaliningrad – an isolated Russian region …

James Wellford : The Death of Newsweek

U.S.A. – As part of Emaho’s media partnership with Cortona On the Move – Photography in Travel (until September 29th, …