Stephen Ferry’s Kickstarter project is in it’s last week… with your participation he and his sister can complete La Batea: Impressions of Gold in Colombia. La Batea documents artisanal gold miners, their craft, and their struggles with multinational mining companies in Colombia. We need to make four more field trips, contract a designer, print and bind the book. La Batea: Impressions of Gold in Colombia will be published in December, 2016 by Red Hook Editions, an extraordinary photobook publishing community based in Brooklyn. The Spanish edition will be published by Icono Editorial in Bogotá, Colombia
We have thought a lot about the materials used to make this book. A touch of real gold is pressed into the rough cardboard of the cover. Porous paper engages the sense of touch. And the graininess of Stephen’s film adds texture to the images. With this design, La Batea seeks to create an emphatically tactile experience for the reader.
With a contribution of $35.00 you can reserve a signed copy of La Batea. Other books are available a are beautiful chromagenic collecors prints.