The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport failed yesterday the awards to the Best Published Books in 2016.
In the category of Art the second prize was When it still used to snow, by Jesús Labandeira, and the third Autobiographies, by Max Pam, both published by La Fábrica.
According to Carlos Canovas Jesús Labandeira’s photographs are landscapes of memory, without sky or horizon — constructions of desire. Images in “shades that blend together into a vague grey; textures verging on nothing; photographs on the point of vanishing without leaving a trace of their existence on the white of the paper”. A yearned for landscape recreated by the photographer seeking his oldest dreams.
Autobiobraphies is a personal biography by Australian photographer Max Pam in which photographs are mixed with facsimiles of notebooks, diaries, passports, postcards, letters, drawings… A unique and surprising artist’s book that, in the form of a collage, complies 50 years of work by Max Pam.