"Black World" is a self published book about illegal mineral extraction in Colombia, D.R.Congo and India. Focuses on different realities, follows a tryptych concept: three countries, three illegally extracted minerals (gold, coltan, coal), and three causes that lead to criminality. It's a Black World that millions of people are forced to work in, made of mines, dust and fear. Characterized by oppression, violence and trampled human rights: where the presence of enormous deposits of minerals transform into a curse for the people through the illegality caused by games of power and corrupt economies.
Erberto Zani (Italy, 1978) is a freelance photographer, journalist and photo books designer. Since 1998 he worked as photographer in advertisement sector. Freelance since 2008, most of his works are focused documentary-social themes. He cooperates with companies, magazines and No Profit Organizations, for photographs and editorial projects. Available for assignments internationally, he lives in Basel - Switzerland.