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SPECIAL EDITION nominated for the BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK AWARD 2021 PHotoEspaña 2021.
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
DESIGN: RAMON PEZ
Includes the essay MICTLÁN: UN ENSAYO DE HAUNTOLOGÍA FOTOGRÁFICA | MICTLÁN: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HAUNTOLOGY written especially for the book by the author. (in English and Spanish)
"Mictlán is an experimental jewel that crystallises in an original artist's book, printed in a signed edition limited to 100 copies. It is presented in an amate case and the body consists of nine sheets, each one with a different type of paper: kraft, butter, revolution, education, bond, estraza, grey lead, among others. The graphic design has been the responsibility of Ramon Pez, who has excelled in one of his most brilliant achievements".
In his exploration of photography in connection with values of truth and memory, in recent years Joan Fontcuberta has been developing the Trauma project, a poetic and conceptual journey diving into historical photographic archives. In them Fontcuberta is interested in those images in a traumatic state, images that are ill due to deterioration caused by humidity, mould or microorganisms. Images that are in the last gasp of representation, reduced to ghostly traces in which the memory fades: their link with reality broken, the visual information is lost and their condition as a document vanishes.
In 2019 Fontcuberta turned to a selection of Mexican archives and took more than a thousand shots from rickety glass negatives. In this beautiful, tragic and sombre Mexican suite, glimpses of the country's history still emerge: the Revolution, dramatic milestones, public figures, social and family life... The collection of these graphic records ranges from portraits of Francisco Villa and Emiliano Zapata and executions to weddings and christenings and identity photos, from folklore and traditions to landscape and monumental heritage.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE ARCHIVES THAT MADE THE PHOTOGRAPHS ON MICTLÁN POSSIBLE:
Fototeca Pedro Guerra de la Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas de la UADY. Fototeca Nacional Pachuca, Mérida Fototeca Pedro Guerra, Fundación Televisa, MAF CDMX, and Colección Acevedo-Mansour, Colección de Estudio Fernando Osorio Alarcón.
The Mexican exorcism of Joan Fontcuberta :: The Mexican exorcism of Joan Fontcuberta :: The Mexican exorcism of Joan Fontcuberta EL PAÍS