Publisher Note

The book by Marco D’Anna intends to reflect on a new Silk Route: One Belt One Road, investigated through a series of photographs of ‘landscapes’ of containers and an apparatus of texts about international shipping routes.

The project started off in a key moment of the photographer’s life: years ago, during one of his journeys, he was on an Italian warship heading for the Gulf of Aden in Somalia, via the Suez Canal.
He saw cargo ships appear of a size he had never seen before. They looked like spaceships coming out of the night – they were huge, one a scale he had never even seen in the Mediterranean. That was the first time he came into contact with shipping containers and the huge boats of planetary commerce.

Artists’ Book

One Belt One Road

by Marco D’Anna

Release Place Lugano, Switzerland
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2019
Editor: Susan Bright
Artist: Marco D’Anna
Printrun 400
ISBN-13: 9788894375954
Subform Photobook
Topics Cargo, Container, Italy, Silk Road, Somalia, Suez Canal
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 21.0 × 14.0 cm
Weight 500 gram
Pages 56