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EL RETRATO DE TU AUSENCIAby Alejandro “Luperca” Morales
Swiss bound softcover
Lenticular photographs mounted on covers
112 pages, 74 works
First edition of 600 copies
Co-published with Kult Books, Stockholm, SE
Designed by Fernando Gallegos, Monterrey, MX
US$39. -add to cart-
During a period of six years, Alejandro Morales collected more than 500 photographs depicting bodies published in his local newspaper, P.M., in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The time of extreme violence made Ciudad Juárez among the most violent cities in the world, marked by the large number of intentional homicides committed in its streets. The limits of what the press could publish were blurred as it was common to find oneself in the middle of a shootout or come across an abandoned corpse. Morales removed all the corpses that he found in the photographs in the P.M. Newspaper by manually erasing them with a gum eraser.
Morales approached the newspaper from its name, understanding it as a "Post-Mortem" space. When what was supposed to be in the image no longer appeared, the void that was left opened up a chance to think about what was actually happening. The softness of the eraser, the duration of the erasing process, and its ritual connotations confront the immediacy and brutality of these cases. These new images intend to grant an opportunity for mourning, a more dignified form of death.
200 different covers!
“WHO WE ARE 200”
7.875×6.25×2 inches / 800 pages / softcover US$50. -add to cart-
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Obscura’s WHO WE ARE documents the humans participating, building, and creating in Web3 and the NFT space, starting in 2021, the year NFTs took the world by storm. The project has encompassed 33 countries and over 175 people so far and will be ongoing, continuing perpetually with Obscura as it grows over time.
WHO WE ARE 200 is the first chapter, capped at 200 photos.
“SÓTANO ISSUES 1-4”
16×24 inches / folded broadsheet printed recto & verso / 2021 subscription series US$30. -add to cart-
Sótano is a new serial interview poster-zine that asks photographers the hard-hitting questions.
Launched at the 2021 Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair as a subscription series, with Issue 01 (featuring Carlos Jaramillo) shipping in March. Subsequent quarterly issues for the 2021 subscription series feature other Los Sumergidos colleagues, including Carlos Loret de Mola, Motohiro Takeda, and Jade Thiraswas. Subscribers will receive four issues over the remainder of 2021.
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Destined to be a future cult classic. Start your collection now.
7.75×10.5 inches / 112 pages / softcover US$40. -add to cart-
special edition comes in a hard custom slip case with 3 prints US$120. -add to cart-
Our eponymous title.
The five authors construct the life of a young woman named Teresa (1991-2063), who left Mexico to come to the United States for reasons unclear. The authors imagine what may have transpired through photographs taken in Mexico and upstate New York, her supposed destination, along with interviews with people who knew her or who may have seen her. The harsh reality of the border is always present, creating tension between her life as we imagined it and other, sometimes tragic, outcomes. In the end, the book proposes thinking of photographs as constructions and not as documents.