Copyright 2015 Mariela Sancari http://marielasancari.com/
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!