A book on the historical phenomenon of arsenic eating. A 4-year long photographic exploration deep down into the caves of the Styrian poison eaters. An extensive cultural-historical research work on the usage of one of the most potent mineral poisons. A forgotten reality.
8,390 €
Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt Projektberater Applause, applause. Well done, I dance with joy with the project.
 The Arsenic Eaters
 The Arsenic Eaters
 The Arsenic Eaters
 The Arsenic Eaters
 The Arsenic Eaters

About this project

Funding period 11/24/17 4:32 PM - 1/10/18 11:59 PM
Realisation January to April 2018
Startlevel 7,500 €

Your support is absolutely necessary: Without it the book production costs cannot be covered.

Category Art
City Wien
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Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

"The Arsenic Eaters" will be published by The Eriskay Connection: A Dutch studio for book design and an independent publisher of art books at the intersection of photography, research, social issues and science.

Lithographer: Colour & Books

Sebastiaan Hanekroot is an expert in the reproduction of photography and art in books. He has 30 years of experience with colour, paper and printing and he will ensure "The Arsenic Eaters" excellent print quality.

Distributor: D.A.P. Books

D.A.P. is a New York and L.A. based company that distributes and publishes books on art, photography, design, and visual culture. D.A.P. has already pre-ordered 200 pieces of "The Arsenic Eaters".

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