The PhotoBook Journal

October 21, 2015

Mariela Sancari – Moises


Copyright 2015 Mariela Sancari

Photographer: Mariela Sancari (born Buenos Aires, Argentina, resides Mexico City)

Publisher: La Fabrica (Spain)

Without essays, captions or pagination

Text: English & Spanish

Hardcover book, sewn binding, two print blocks, four-color lithography, printed in Spain


Photobook designer: Mariela Sancari

Notes: Sancari’s photobook revolves around identity and memory and the way both are mingled and affected by each other over time and space. She examines the thin and elusive line that barely separates memories and fiction. Moisés is a poignant typology of portraits of men in their 70´s, the age of Sancari’s father if he were alive today. The two interior print blocks face each other and although there is a specific sequence to the interleaving, the pages can be re-mixed, re-sequenced and shuffled like a deck a cards by the reader to create new and alternative narratives. A lot of designers are really pushing the book design space today, sometimes with disastrous results. That is not the case with this book.  This photobook is a very intriguing concept that is well executed and which works very nicely for me, bordering on brilliant in its simplicity!










  1. Reblogged this on Biblioteca Institut Gabriel Ferrater and commented:
    Propostes creatives que ens agraden molt!
    Feu-li un cop d’ull!!!

    Comment by bibliotecagabrielferrater — October 31, 2015 @ 8:59 am

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