Diamond Matters.
Photographs by Kadir van Lohuizen.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, 2005. 216 pp., 100 illustrations, 4¾x4¼".

Publisher's Description
This is a unique book. Part-bound in luxurious suede, and with a small diamond on the front cover, it is printed in duotone and tritone on 5 different papers (from rough to glossy), mirroring the progress of the diamond from the mines of Africa to the world of fashion.

‘Diamond Matters’ records the whole process of the industry. Starting with the mine and the workers – many of whom are just children – photographer Kadir van Lohuizen tracks the precious stone on its socially upward journey. With interviews from workers and others involved in the industry, it is a beautiful yet deeply disturbing and thought-provoking book.


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