Red Soil is a photographic book by Silvio Augusto Rusmigo, highlights the illegal killing of migratory birds in Cyprus by engaging in a post-mortem inquiry into the story of these birds’ unfortunate ending. Part of it is told through what remains of them: the confiscated trapping paraphernalia that point to their capture and the artificial landscapes that lured them into an ephemeral home. The descriptions provided within these pages and the hidden sounds embedded in the book add to this inquiry by drawing on the nostalgic, extinction-inferring note of such scientific accounts.

Photography: Silvio Augusto Rusmigo / Text: Silvio Augusto Rusmigo and Vasiliki Anastasi