The Arsenic Eaters (2018)
2 May 2016

A book on the myth of arsenic eaters: a visual study and an exstensive cultural research work.

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Preview in Camera Austria International 133/2016

‘The Arsenic Eaters’ traces the widespread popular belief that the consumption of arsenic, generally known to be a deadly poison, is beneficial to one’s health. Accordingly, many “poison eaters” were found among the Styrian rural population in the nineteenth century. They ingested arsenic for cosmetic reasons or in order to strenghten their constitution.

The book will be released by The Eriskay Connection in spring 2018.

Design draft

Design draft