Chloe Dewe Mathews
Caspian: The Elements
Hardcover, 216 pages
7.5 x 10.24 in / 19 x 26 cm
Co-published by Aperture and Peabody Museum Press in October 2018.
Caspian: The Elements is Chloe Dewe Mathews’ record of five years spent roaming the borderlands of the Caspian Sea. In a resource-rich region roiled by contested geopolitics, Dewe Mathews found that elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium are central to the mystical, practical, artistic, religious, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Essays by Morad Montazami, Sean O’Hagan, and Arnold van Bruggen.