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PAOLO WOODS
& GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Tax havens have quietly taken the world by storm. The growing flow of articles and reports on this poorly understood subject are usually illustrated with images of palm-fringed tropical beaches. Is that what tax havens really look like? From Delaware to Jersey; from the British Virgin Islands to the City of London, Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti take us on a tour into a rarely seen, secretive world that is quite different from what we imagine. For over two years they have travelled to the offshore centers that embody tax avoidance, secrecy, and extreme wealth, driven by a constant obsession with translating this rather immaterial subject into images. They have actually created a company, aptly named ‘The Heavens’, based in the same nondescript Delaware office as Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Google, Wal-Mart and 285,000 other businesses. Tax havens are not an exotic tropical eccentricity, but have become a structural instrument of the globalized economy. They confront us with fundamental moral issues, involving the relationships between public and private; between companies and states; and between the haves and the have-nots.
With support from Olympus and illy.
Publications: 'Les Paradis', Delpire, 2015; 'The Heavens', Dewi Lewis, 2015..
Exibition venue: Palais de l'Archevêché.
PALAIS DE L'ARCHEVÊCHÉ
6 JULY-20 SEPTEMBER
10AM-7:30PM
PAOLO WOODS
& GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Paolo Woods was born of Canadian and Dutch parentage. He grew up in Italy, has lived in Paris and in Haiti. He is devoted to long-term projects that blend photography with investigative journalism. He has published five books, including 'Chinafrica', which deals with the spectacular rise of the Chinese in Africa. His work is regularly featured in major international publications. He has had solo exhibitions in more then a dozen countries and his pictures are in private and public collections. He has received a number of prizes, including two World Press Photo Awards.

Gabriele Galimberti studied photography at Fondazione Studio Marangoni. He ran a professional photography studio and a gallery in Florence before becoming a full-time photographer doing both commercial work and personal documentary projects. He recently completed a 24-month trip around the world, during which he produced work that has been featured in over 100 international publications. Three of his projects have become books published by Random House and Abrams and are now enjoying great success.
Paolo Woods was born in 1970, the Netherlands.
He lives and works in Italy.

Gabriele Galimberti was born in 1977, Italy.
He lives and works in Italy.
Un employé du « Jetpack Cayman » fait une démonstration des nouveaux sports aquatiques disponibles sur l’île. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.
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An employ of ‘Jetpack Cayman’ demonstrates the watersport now available on the island. Courtesy of the artist.
Un employé du « Jetpack Cayman » fait une démonstration des nouveaux sports aquatiques disponibles sur l’île. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.
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An employ of ‘Jetpack Cayman’ demonstrates the watersport now available on the island. Courtesy of the artist.
Un employé du « Jetpack Cayman » fait une démonstration des nouveaux sports aquatiques disponibles sur l’île. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.
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An employ of ‘Jetpack Cayman’ demonstrates the watersport now available on the island. Courtesy of the artist.
Un employé du « Jetpack Cayman » fait une démonstration des nouveaux sports aquatiques disponibles sur l’île. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.
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An employ of ‘Jetpack Cayman’ demonstrates the watersport now available on the island. Courtesy of the artist.
THE HEAVENS, ANNUAL REPORT
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