THE BLACK GOLD
“Slaves constitute the most lucrative merchandise of all goods that come into America. Portugal, Holland, France and England pay fortunes to the Spanish royal treasury for the right to sell slaves in the Spanish colonies. Once the riches that the slave colonies bring to Europe has been secured, slavery is officially abolished. But the story of cruelty, enrichment, rebellions, humiliation and growing self-confidence goes on, into our day and age!” (Eduardo Galeano)
500 years of Africans in Latin America, a pictorial story, 1992
30 photo collages on wood, 85 x 85 cm.