- Year: 2016
- Place: Anniston
- Land: United States (33.6594422,-85.8316326) exempl.
- Category: Economy and Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins
- Artist: Asselin, Mathieu
Land of Birth: Venezuela
In MONSANTO: A PHOTOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATION, Mathieu Asselin brings together photographic pieces of information about the effects that Monsanto’s business has, amongst others, on the environment and local farming. >> >>
“In order to construct his meticulous investigation, Mathieu Asselin exhumed and consulted hundreds of documents – press excerpts, judgments, archives, films, and testimonies – focusing on facts or dates that dramatically illustrate the ravages of all kinds which mark the company’s long history of sprawling development. Thus, the drama of the small town of Anniston (Alabama, 1970), that became a ghost city as a result of releases into the air and water of the infamous and poisonous chlorinated PCB derivatives produced by the local factory.” (Benoit Rivero) >>