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As annual inflation soars beyond 100%, Argentina’s economic paradox is revealed in Andreas Billman’s ‘Dead Cow Rising.’ Through striking landscapes of Vaca Muerta (Dead Cow), rich in oil & gas, Billman explores the nation’s undeniable yet controversial potential as a major energy exporter. However, juxtaposed with this promise is the harsh reality of Argentina’s rising inflation.

Billman employs a unique narrative device: each photo’s title reflects the inflation rate since the first image, effectively using inflation rates as page numbers. Witnessing Argentina’s story unfold visually, each turn of the page marks a significant rise, starting at 0% and culminating at a staggering 110% one year later. Dead Cow Rising’s visual narrative captures the complexity of Argentina’s path, where economic potential and reality collide.