Jan 15 2016

The Heavens: more accolades

Posted by: Nicholas Shaxson in: Thoughts

My tax haven photo book with Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti is getting some serious attention among the photographer community.

Mother Jones: top photo books of 2015.

“This is a fascinating look at the world of tax shelters. No, wait! Seriously. Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti give us a rare inside look at life in the land of the tax shelter: Caribbean islands that offer tax havens for companies and the ultra-rich. The book is smart in its balance of the subtle (if not bland) images showing exactly where companies park an address in order to reap millions of dollars in tax breaks, along with more ridiculous photos of the rich treating the islands as a big-kid playground. The banality contrasts sharply with the obnoxiousness.

Martin Parr, Among the six best photo books of 2015.

“An incredibly thorough exposé of the whole business surrounding dodgy tax havens.

Lens Culture magazine: 10 favourite photo books.

“the photographs reveal these haven/heavens to be rife with exploitation and privilege, built solely on the distortion of financial markets and benefiting those that already have the most. While flirting with extreme wealth and the gamblers of high business, the photographs expose how these individuals not only hold tremendous sway over the peaks of the global economy but also impact our everyday lives.

See more highlights on the book’s website, the Heavens LLC.

. . . among many others

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[…] should hasten to add that the photo book The Heavens, by photographers Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti, for which I wrote the text, contains plenty […]

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