You Should Go: "Crude Reflections" Launch – May 29

City Lights celebrates “Crude Reflections”

Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Book launch party at Exposure Gallery in SF
801 Howard St. near 4th Street (in the Wolf Street Senior Housing Center)

Join the authors and a special delegation from Ecuador to discuss and view the “Crude Reflections” photo exhibit.

Photographers Lou Dematteis and Kayana Szymczak took their cameras into Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest and brought back images of the exquisite beauty of the land and its indigenous peoples. They also brought back a darker perspective–shocking images of the devastating effects of Texaco’s (now Chevron) oil extraction practices, both on the environment and on the people who inhabit the region. In the face of disease, death, and the contamination of their land, here is a document of the Ecuadoran peoples’ front-line fight for environmental justice and their heroic struggle to save their rainforest.

“Crude Reflections tells a harrowing tale through the eyes of two photographers hell bent on saving the heart of the world. Lou Dematteis and Kayana Szymczak take no prisoners with this potent book.”
Donna Ferrato, author of “Living with the Enemy”

“Crude Reflections: Oil, Ruin and Resistance in the Amazon Rainforest”
by Lou Dematteis and Kayana Szymczak
Foreword by Trudie Styler and Sting
Hardcover Edition ISBN 978-0-87286-472-6 $40.00
Paperback Edition ISBN 978-0-87286-471-9 $24.95
at City Lights

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