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Thursday July 1st - ONLINE

Mariela Sancari



Where: online

When: Thursday July 1st from 5pm to 8pm

Maximum: 30 participants

Price: 35€

Duration: 3 hours

Language: Spanish


In photobooks, concept and materiality go hand in hand. Since the book is an object, flipping through its pages creates a particular experience for readers.

Each decision in relation to printing techniques, binding method, paper types, format, size, weight, typography, among others, will deeply impact not only the visual identity of the project, but also the way in which the book will be perceived by the users readers.



    Mariela Sancari focuses her work on using personal narrative as a tool to explore the limits of the field of photography as a means of representation. His work has appeared in group exhibitions in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Guatemala, Spain, and Ireland. He has received numerous awards including the PhotoEspaña Descubrimientos award in 2014, the first award at the VI National Biennial of Visual Arts of Yucatán 2013, the Fonca-Conacyt Artistic Residency Program scholarship in Buenos Aires (2013), honorable mention in the Selection Official Artemergente Bienal Nacional de Monterrey 2012 and honorable mention in the Contemporary Photography Contest of Mexico. His work was also featured in the 2014 FotoFest Meeting Place Discoveries. His work is in the collection of the Institute of Culture of Yucatán and Joaquim Paiva.


    This theoretical workshop will seek to exercise a critical look at photobooks and analyze the different ways in which images – and texts – can be read depending on how they are presented on their pages, that is, taking into account the narrative implications of the different ways to materialize. For this, a wide variety of publications will be reviewed, focusing on how concept and materiality are linked. The workshop will be divided into three conceptual sections:

    Book as a system. Book as an object. Book as experience.

    We will propose a possible definition of the photobook as a system, as an object and as an experience, which is activated from its materiality. A tour of the parts and the processes that compose it.

    Conceptualization of a photobook. What experience can a book generate?

    Through the review of a wide variety of case studies, we will analyze how the concept of the photobook is linked to the reading experience.

    Edition, sequence and materiality.

    Explore the narrative implications of the decisions made in relation to edition, sequence and materiality in the photobooks analyzed. Different materials, different senses.

    Aimed at visual artists, photographers, editors, bookbinders and the general public interested in the photobook as a support.