Albarrán Cabrera, The World’s First Photobook Was Blue, 2021

100 Euro


This book by Albarrán Cabrera “The World’s First Photobook Was Blue” is not only a book intended to show the work of artists, but also a book intended to explain their artistic approach. A book with no real beginning or end… The title is a nod to Anna Atkins, the spiral that binds a nod to Brassaï and the book itself a tribute to the seemingly simple but truly complex medium that is photography. “Photography is not the thing. It is the thing that brings us to the thing. Atkins used photography to illustrate nature and its structure. In the same way, we use photography to illustrate reality and its structure. The possibility of having a tool to investigate reality is what first drew us to photography. We discovered that by using this medium we can cultivate our interest and have a better understanding not only of perceived reality, but also of the ‘structure of reality’, the ‘why of things’. For us, photography is the perfect philosophical tool to gain a better understanding of the universe as a logical and architectural conception: the recognition of an order between the individual pieces in which each piece is also illuminated by the arrangement of the whole”.

Albarràn Cabrera, The World’s First Photobook Was Blue

the(M) éditions, 2021

Open spine softcover with gatefolds and multiple paper stocks

23 x 34 cm

172 pages,

120 photos

English / French

ISBN 979-10-95424-26-0

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