Actes Sud, 2019 (2nd edition)
Softbound, 19.60 x 25.50 cm
184 pages, black and white and color photographs
Text: English and French
2nd edition expanded with a new chapter
Available upon request (waiting time: 10 days)
For Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation, the Franco- Venezuelan photographer Mathieu Asselin was awarded the Aperture Foundation First Book Award in 2017, the Dummy Book Award Kassel 2016, and a special mention for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award 2016.
All of these prestigious awards for the exceptional investigation conducted over five years across Vietnam and the United States, which delivers an overwhelming portrait of the original and current practices of this giant chemical industry.
The book also methodically illuminates another facet of Monsanto’s processes to establish its global grip: propaganda and communication. Whether they are advertisements describing an ideal world where chemistry and its derivatives contribute to universal well-being, or subjugating contracts signed by thousands of farmers condemning them to an unfair economic model and ecological nuisance, each document published by Monsanto can be analyzed as an exercise in disinformation.
Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation is intended to pay tribute to the hundreds of associations, to the thousands of famous or anonymous individuals, “to the NGO’s who oppose with tenacity and at their own risk the perils of the Monsanto lobby”.
Here is the second edition, published by Actes Sud, expanded and accompanied by a new chapter.
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