Piedra-Padre Universo by Clara de Tezanos/ Edited by Alejandro Cartagena

Book concept by Clara de Tezanos and Alejandro Cartagena

Description: A collaboration with Clara de Tezanos. The first book I took a role as editor/sequencer. The result is a cacophony of images that mimic the experience of being a daughter and the impossibility of detaching ourselves from our personal histories. “It´s something that you can really turn yourself over to the visual experience of, which is pretty engrossing, and feels fresh and distinctive, and like something I hadn´t seen before.”Kristen Lubben Executive Director of Magnum Foundation

Design by David Bozareyes, Rodrigo Morales, Clara de Tezanos and Alejandro Cartagena
Edited by Alejandro Cartagena
Printed in the Guatemala
Published by Clara de Tezanos
130 pages
22 x 15.5 cm
Hard Cover

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Edition of 200

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    Piedra-Padre Universo by Clara de Tezanos/ Edited by Alejandro Cartagena. Edition of 200. Published by Clara de Tezanos

    “Piedra Padre Universo is a mystic visual journey that touches on concepts about family heritage and memory. Clara de Tezanos approaches her family’s story not with a linear narrative, but combining family photographs, objects, patterns and nature, creating visually coded layers to the viewer to interpret freely. The book design is as organic as the delivery of her images. The edit is dynamic and unpredictable, always keeping us in awe.” –Veronica Sanchis (Curadora FotoFeminas)

    “It´s something that you can really turn yourself over to the visual experience of, which is pretty engrossing, and feels fresh and distinctive, and like something I hadn´t seen before.” –Kristen Lubben Executive Director of Magnum Foundation

    La obra Piedra-Padre, Universo viaja en su narrativa a través de un movimiento poligonal entre la figura de un padre, la infancia incrustada, el peso de los antepasados y el asombro hacia este universo, en su inmensidad. La sensación que nos emula la yuxtaposición de imágenes en ritmo de expansión y restricción nos lleva hacia las coordenadas de un mapa oculto, hacia constelaciones familiares entretejidas como fuente de un drama existencial.

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