“A photograph never reflects the profound horror of a tragedy, but without it we lack the proof to document our historical memory“This is how it is presented. ‘Pandemic. Glances of a tragedy‘a project in which 24 Latin American and Spanish photographers come together to offer their visual testimony of what happened during the pandemic and raise funds for a solidarity purpose.
Artists of the stature of Cristina García Rodero, Isabel Muñoz, Juan Manuel Castro Prieto or Gervasio Sánchez participate in a project materialized in the eponymous book whose publishing and production costs will be covered with the purchase of copies through the patronage campaign that is has launched to make it happen.
The benefits will go entirely to help relatives of deceased photographers while they were carrying out the informative coverage of the pandemic, and that they are at risk of social exclusion. A project without a doubt laudable that also claims “create a documentary and visual memory of a universal health crisis“in a book that”It is the reflection of moments and looks of the greatest catastrophe that has devastated the world globally in the 21st century“.
The participants in the project are 12 women and 12 men from Latin America and Spain: Rodrigo Abd (Argentina), Guillermo Arias (Mexico), Oscar B. Castillo (Venezuela), Sandra balsells (Spain), Felipe Dana (Brazil), Fabiola Ferrero (Venezuela), Cristina Garcia Rodero (Spain), Ricardo Garcia Vilanova (Spain), Diego Ibarra Sanchez (Spain), Andoni Lubaki (Spain), Isabel Munoz (Spain), Darcy padilla (United States), Juan Manuel Castro Prieto (Spain), Anita Pouchard Serra (Argentina), Moses Saman (Peru), Gervasio Sanchez (Spain), Sylvia Left (Peru), Laura Leon Gomez (Spain), Nuria López Torres (Spain), Jacky Muniello (Mexico), Santi Palacios (Spain), Victor Peña (The Savior), Lorena Velasco (Colombia), Susana vera (Spain) and a photographic account of the artist and photographer Miguel Rio Branco (Brazil).
The book ‘Pandemic. Glances of a tragedy ‘ will have a format of 220mm x 275mm, 304 pages in color and cartoné, and will be edited and produced in February 2021 by the publisher Blume, once the patronage campaign has ended, and “always based on the current situation caused by the pandemic“.
If you want to participate, until December 21 you can get a copy of the book from 36 euros (including your name on the collaborators page and on the project website), although there are other possibilities for collaboration.
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Cover photo | ‘Petare COVID’ by Óscar B. Castillo