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Monsanto®: A Photographic Investigation by Mathieu Asselin

Contributed by Ricardo Baez on Jan 24th, 2019. Artwork published in
July 2017
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    Mathieu Asselin’s meticulous investigation into the long history of the global biotechnology corporation Monsanto brings together hundreds of documents and photographs depicting the devastating human, ecological and economical impact of the company’s long and reckless story of growth, and their cynical efforts to change their negative public image.
    Over five years Asselin conducted extensive research and travelled through Vietnam and the United States of America to find the people and places dramatically affected by Monsanto’s past and current practices. His determined approach resulted in an overwhelming depiction that also aims to portray what Monanto’s near future might look like. — Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation

    Ricardo Báez presents Asselin’s research – spanning from text and photographs to a collection of Monsanto advertisements – in a book that counts 156 pages, measures 27×30×2 cm and weighs 1.2 kilograms. Published by Verlag Kettler (English) and Actes Sud (French). This publication won the first prize at the Dummy Award Kassel 2016 and a Honorary Appreciation at Best Book Design from all over the World 2018, and was followed up by an (updated) newsprint edition in 2018.

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    Source: https://www.mathieuasselin.com License: All Rights Reserved.

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