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The Pigs-Carlos SpottornoThe Pigs
Carlos Spottorno
RM Verlag & Phree


112 pages
190×270 mm
ISBN: 978-8-41511-862-6


The economic news media have coined the term PIGS to refer to the weakest countries in the Eurozone: Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain.
How did Spain—an empire on which the sun never set—end up like this? Whatever happened to Italy, which still contains a large part of the world’s artistic heritage? What about Greece, the birthplace of Western civilization? And what caused Portugal to see its future become so dim, after having dominated the seas for centuries?
The Pigs is a tragicomic vision of the stereotypes, deserved or not, with which the countries of southern Europe have to live. A vision halfway between caricature and harsh reality, which reveals the wreckage of the slow shipwreck of the cradle of Europe through the eyes of a cruel economist

Carlos Spottorno is a spanish documentary photographer with an artistic background who has focused his main personal projects on subjects related to power shifts, economy, and social issues that shape the real world.

Born in Budapest in 1971, Carlos was raised in Rome, Madrid and Paris. He graduated in painting and printmaking at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma and spent a few years in the advertising world as an Art Director. Carlos shifted to photography in 2001 and since then he has produced numerous projects, both personal and assigned, as a photographer and film maker.

RM is one of the most recognised in Latin America specialist publishers in art books.

Phree is a publishing house focused on documentary photography, travel books and family albums.