A journey through the international year
"It was early 2011 and I had come to Eboundja because I had heard that a Chinese construction company was building a huge deep-sea port on Cameroon’s south coast. Right next to tiny Eboundja. The story begun a few years prior to my visit when Australian miners found iron ore deep in the Caeroon jungle. Numerous development plans followed. A new port would arise, with accompanying infrastructure. A project video showed the future vista of a whole new city on the coast, with 80.000 inhabitants, an airport and a fast train connection. The sleepy district capital of Kribi was to become one of the most important trade and industrial centres in this part of Africa. The project would be carried out by the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC), and paid for by a loan from China. I told village chief Emile I wanted to visualise how these developments would affect Eboundja." - Auszug aus »Eboundja«
Extra attention is paid to the special laser cuts, which reflect the duality of the story in the book. In addition, the brilliant photographs bring out even stronger emotions. If photos are to be printed on uncoated paper, excellent paper is required. The binding was also a major challenge due to the precise positioning of the laser cuttings. The details make the book »Eboundja« something special and emotional, and more than just a book.
Teun van der Heijden, Heijdens Karwei