“Do you work for Oxfam or will you be objective?”

In the US, the photographer Hans Peter Jost and the journalist Christina Kleineidam were confronted with this question before cotton farmers opened their doors for them. The two went on a trip to seven cotton producing countries (India, Uzbekistan, China, the USA, Brazil, Mail and Tanzania) in order to portray the people working in the cotton industry and their living and working conditions (see picture by Jost).

One result of their world trip is a wonderful book “Cotton worldwide”, which was published 2009 by Lars Müller Publishers (also in English). This book tells stories about people working in the cotton industry in text and great black&white pictures (2009 the Beobachter printed a story). I really enjoyed the book! The second result is the exhibition “Cotton worldwide”.

The pictures come to Zurich: On October, 28th, the Paulus Akademie in Zurich will open this photography exhibition: Here is the programm of the vernissage.


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