"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 is a photographer, journalist and communication designer. Freelance since 2008, his works are focused on documentary-social themes. He cooperates with No Profit Organizations, magazines and companies with photographs and graphics projects focused especially on awareness-fundraising campaigns. He lives in Basel, Switzerland.