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Country Fictions
Juan Aballe

Country Fictions, Juan AballeCountry Fictions
Juan Aballe
Fuego Books
English, Spanish

Essay by Eduardo Momeñe


80 pages
210 x 243 mm
ISBN 9788461726158


Produced between 2011 and 2013 in the Iberian Peninsula, this book deals with the artist’s relationship with the rural environment and the emotions brought about by the possibility of taking the big step of leaving the city and living closer to nature. Country Fictions also reflects on the photographic language itself and how we are influenced by previous representations and preconceived ideas about rural utopias. The illusion of escaping from contemporary society, the naivety and the hopes built around nature come together with the strangeness and the nostalgic look at a life that is not the artist’s.

About the Artist
Juan Aballe was born in Madrid, Spain. After graduating as a chemist at the universities of Madrid and Berlin, she decided to fully devote herself to photography and visual media. She went on to study at the School of the International Center of Photography (NYC) and later obtained my master in Photography from EFTI School (Madrid).

About the Publisher
Fuego Books is a publishing house located in Murcia, a city in the southeast of Spain. It is run by two siblings, Ángela and Gustavo Alemán. They publish primarily photobooks and believe that the photobook is an ideal format to speak about the world and the people who inhabits it, to tell open stories and evoke complex emotions.

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