Money Must Be Made is Lorenzo Vitturi’s highly anticipated second photobook, and it takes us straight to the heart of the Balogun Market in Lagos, Nigeria. Continuing to explore themes such as globalization, urbanization, colonialism and capitalism, Vitturi has spent the past three years working on the project. The many streets that host the Balogun market sprawl from the shadow of a twenty-seven-storey building called the Financial Trust House. For a long time this building was the tallest on the island, housing western corporations and banks in its heyday. Unoccupied now, real estate developers say the House will remain so for as long as the market is unregulated. Here we find the paradox that so interested Vitturi – where his previous publication Dalston Anatomy surveyed gentrification killing off local business in London, in Lagos he found quite the opposite: gentrification in reverse.
Money Must Be Made Print Edition of 25 copies is a special version of the book beautifully ink edged in burnt orange and comes with an exclusive print.
The Giclée print on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper measures 22 x 14.7 cm and is signed and numbered on the back in pencil by the artist.