The capitalist knows that all commodities - however scurvy they may look or however badly they may smell - are in faith and truth money
This book juxtaposes Karl Marx's biting - and memorably expressed - insights into the nature of profit, capitalism and the capitalist, with images of areas in which the process of profit-making is clearly exposed. Together, the sites pictured generate profits of over $35 billion each year.
Shot during Rencontres d'Arles, the world's largest photography gathering, this book presents a very different reality to that of the city's Roman architecture and Van Gogh memorabilia. This is an area of industrial zones, traveler encampments, and high-security prisons. One in which, palpably, spending is minimized and the drive for profit reigns.
The images are the work of Red Box Photography, a group of radical photographers based in Scotland.
Hardback | 46 pages | 235mm x 191mm | 9.25" x 7.5" | First edition, 2019 | ISBN: 978-1-912528-16-5