"With his photo volume, 'Tropical Gift', Swiss photographer Christian LUTZ continues his photographic exploration of power structures. In Nigeria, he has portrayed the people who live on and with the dominant economic power there, the oil and gas industry.
The photographs in the photo volume 'Tropical Gift' by Christian LUTZ closely observe everyday life and the professional world of the actors, the wealthy profiteers in the capital and the indigenous population in the oil production area, the Niger Delta. In a subtle and impressive way, the pictures tell their own story of the business around these coveted raw materials. Winner of the German Photo Book Award 2011: winner title Gold!" (freely translated, © Lars Mueller, 2010)
- HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 30 x 24 x 2 cm., 96 pp., color ills., text language: English