The Arsenic Eaters (ongoing)
2 May 2016
Preview in Camera Austria International 133/2016

Preview in Camera Austria International 133/2016

‘The Arsenic Eaters’ (2014–ongoing) 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 project will be released as a book in 2017.

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