Worth a look: The Heavens by Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti

The Heavens - screenshot 4 September 2015
The Heavens – screenshot 4 September 2015

The Heavens is a fascinating conceptual documentary piece looking at tax havens around the world. Photographers Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti. The website is a great introduction to the project, featuring a few photos and some text, but the book looks to have quite a bit more than what’s available online. There’s a video that pages through the book (embedded below). You can buy the book online in English and French.

It’s an ambitious project. On the website, the pair say “For more then two years we have travelled to the offshore centers that embody tax avoidance, secrecy, offshore banking and extreme wealth, driven by a constant obsession with translating this rather immaterial subject into images. We have produced a body of work that shows what these places look like, but, even more importantly, what they mean.”

The work is currently showing at Arles 2015 with other exhibitions in the works.

(via Tony Fouhse on facebook)

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