MOISES
MARIELA SANCARI

Edition Mariela Sancari 
Design José Luis Lugo
Book published by Hydra in co-publication 
with editorial La Fábrica and FOTOGRAFICAMX

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Thanatology considers that not seeing the body of our loved ones prevents us from accepting their death. Contemplating the inert body of the person helps us to overcome one of the most complex stages of grief: denial. 
My twin sister and I were not able to see our father's body. I never knew if it was because it was a suicide or because of the dogmas of the Jewish religion or both, and not seeing him has made us doubt his death in more ways than one. The feeling that it was all a nightmare and the fantasy that we both have that we will meet him walking down the street or sitting in a café has accompanied us all these years.
I once read that the main function of fiction is to favour evolution, forcing us to become conscious and become for a moment the otherness around us - I believe that fiction helps us to "show" the endless hold of the unconscious, allowing us to act out our desires and fantasies. 

Moses is a typology of portraits of men in their 70s, the age my father would be today if he were alive. 

MARIELA SANCARI

Mariela Sancari was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1976. She has lived and worked in Mexico City since 1997 and her work revolves around veracity and fiction in images, using personal narratives to explore the limits of photography as a medium of representation. He refers to the affective, but not sentimental, dimension of autobiographical work, as well as to formal explorations of the medium, through questions related to staging and self-referentiality in photographic practice. 
She has received numerous awards for her work: selected by curator Susan Bright to be included in the 2015 edition Ones to Watch of BJP magazine, she was also named one of the Discoveries of the Meeting Place at the 2014 FotoFest Biennial. Winner of the VI Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales Yucatán 2013 and Premio Descubrimientos PHotoEspaña 2014, her work was selected for the XVI Bienal de Fotografía del Centro de la Imagen and received an Honourable Mention at the XI Bienal Monterrey FEMSA. He received an Honourable Mention in the Official Selection Artemergente Bienal Nacional de Monterrey 2012.  

NOMINATIONS

Rencontrés d'Arles, France 2015 
Photobook of the year nomineeGuatePhoto 2015 
Photobook of the Year Nominee 
Nominated for best photobook in the lists: 
 - • TIME LIGHTBOX 
 - • THE GUARDIAN 
 -PHOTOEYE 
 -PHOTOBOOKSTORE 
 -CONSCIENTIOUS 
 -A-N-LENSCULTURE 
 -PROFESSOR FRANZ 
 -INTERNAZIONALE

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