HUGO, Pieter. Permanent Error.

(Munich): Prestel, 2011.  First edition.  Quarto.  110 pages.  Haunting photographic documentation of a garbage dump in Ghana that has become the repository for discarded computers from around the world. The 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.  Hugo’s unflinching yet striking portraits of humans, animals, societies, and landscapes shock and disturb, but also demand our attention.  Illustrated throughout including a fold-out plate.  A near fine copy in gray paper-covered boards quarter bound in black cloth, with tipped-in four-color plate on debossed cover.  This example signed and dated by the photographer in the year of the publication.


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