Over the weekend we payed a visit to Liverpool and The Bluecoat Chambers and stumbled across ‘Nitrate’. This exhibition by Barcelona born photographer Xavier Ribas charts the exploitation of the Chilean Atacama Desert for the extraction of nitrate, chiefly led by British companies. Nitrate once processed can be used both as a fertiliser and as a part of explosives. The exhibition traces the route of both paths.
The exhibition will continue to run until July 5th.