The Family Project

Title: The Family Project

Photographer/s: Matias Costa

Date of publication: Septiembre 2012

Place of publication: Poland – Spain

Dimensions: 15×21 cm

Edition size: 500

Type of binding: Softcover 300 gsm

Number of pages: 64

Type of paper: Olin Regular White 120 and 300 gsm

Number of pictures: 40

Type of printing: Offset

Printer: Foundation for Visual Arts, Krakow

Publisher: LENS School of Visual Arts

Designer: Pilar Rojo

Editor: Carlos Albalá

Language: Spanish – English

ISBN: 978-84-616-0233-9

Category: Artist book

Price: 20 euro

Summary: The Family Project explores family memory, but also memory lapses and oblivion. I returned to the 20th century to piece together the traces that my family has left on maps in the course of a century of migrations. I compiled thousands of photographs and documents from institutional and family archives, and in each place I tried to photograph a mood that captures what happened there. This is a process of infinite connections, which opens up like Russian dolls. Each layer of history rests delicately on the previous one: to disclose its layers in order to narrate them is, in a sense, to change history.

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: Buenos Aires, 1973

Website: http://www.matiascosta.com/

Book link: http://www.lens-fotografia.es/publicaciones.php

Donated by: Antonio Perez Rio

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