310 x 240 mm
‘At home, I would always linger to stare at an old photograph of some of my Andalusian relatives. Over the years this photograph has given me an image of how I think Andalusia might be.
SW is the result of approximately three years of research in the south of Spain, an area I did not know and where I have never lived, but which is my family’s place of origin and their current place of residence.
To travel through Andalusia now that the global world has left its mark everywhere, even here, led me to reflect on the clash between contradictory elements in this land, that appears to hang in a balance between reality and fiction and that, wherever we go, lingers like the background of a film.’
This Project is the winner of the Second Fotocanal Photobook Competition 2017, organized by the Comunidad de Madrid and Ediciones Anómalas.
About the Artist
Alvaro Deprit was born in Madrid and has been living in Italy since 2004. He studied German Philology in the ‘UCM’ of Madrid and ‘Otto Friedrich’ of Bamberg (Germany) and Sociology in the ‘Università D’Annunzio’ of Chieti (Italy). He focuses on the idea that the weave of the world comes from relational processes -the idea that reality is less solid than it appears. He is therefore interested in the narrative nature of identity seen as an emerging process and of the individual that exists as a relational pattern. Alvaro’s work has been exhibited in festivals and galleries in Arles, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, London and New York and his clients and publications include L’Espresso, Newsweek, Playboy, Internazionale, Vanity Fair, New York Times, Das Magazin, El Periódico, The Fader, Riders, Bulletin, El Pais, NZZ, DLaRepubblica, The Guardian, British Journal of Photography.
He won the PHotoEspaña Human Values Award, British Journal of Photography Award, Viewbook Contest, Fotocanal amongst others.
About the Publisher
We like everything about books. The smell and touch of paper, the typography, the whites, the caressing sound of the pages while turning… And the only pleasure to close them with the satisfaction of having enjoyed the experiences and moments that are already ours and that has made us a bit smarter or which have touched the depths that belong to all, although few are capable of making them available to others. Books are a physical delight and a cause of spiritual joy. The two sides of a trade that Ediciones Anómalas feel continuously, with an eagerness to gain the trust of demanding readers.