Ezekiel 36:36 Book
“Then the nations that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD rebuild the ruined places, and replant that which was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it”.
In Ezekiel 36:36 photographer Nick Ballon’s ongoing fascination and personal connection with Bolivia is brought to life with his documentation of Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano (LAB), one of the world’s oldest surviving airlines. Founded in 1925, it has played an important role in every stage of the country’s history. Since it’s privatisation in 1994 LAB has suffered at the hands of successive administrations, becoming gradually dismantled due to chronic mismanagement and corruption. Currently under threat of closure and with it’s downed fleet of aircraft slowly crumbling away this airline continues to survive through the loyalty and faith of its remaining 180 unpaid staff. Each book comes with an A5 2 colour Risograph booklet (36pages) of images from the LAB archive, a poem on the inaugural aviation flight in Bolivia and found LAB graphic material. Each book also holds a unique airline ticket from a journey in 1999.
Text by Amaru Villanueva Rance
Design by Studio Thomson
Edited by Lu Bowan.
500 edition each with a unique airline ticket and A5 Risograph booklet.