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Photopaper 10
Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril

Carlos Spottorno & Guillermo Abril The Crack

Carlos Spottorno & Guillermo Abril The CrackPhotopaper
Issue 10
The Crack (La Grieta)
Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Nominated by Juan Peces.


16 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


The Crack (La Grieta), a hybrid photowork by World Press Photo award-winning Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril, might as well have been named The Fault (as in San Andreas Fault). Not only because its dual nature — graphic novel and documentary photography work — is meant to shake things up in the photobook world, but also because it serves as a powerful metaphor of the collapse of frontiers, human rights policies and Europe’s self-indulgent views.

About the Artist
Carlos Spottorno
 (Budapest, 1971) graduated in painting and print-making in Rome and worked as an art director in advertising before switching to photography in 2001. His main personal projects, like The Pigs or Wealth Management, deal with economic and social issues.
Guillermo Abril 
(Madrid, 1981) is a Spanish reporter who has been writing articles for El País Semanal since 2007. Together they received the 2015 World Press Photo award for the short film At the gates of Europe.

About the Journal
PHOTOPAPER is a new kind of monographic photo publication with a continuously changing editorial team of international experts. These guest editors name photographers or photographic projects which they would like to present to an international public. PHOTOPAPER features this work in single monographic issues of 16 or 32 pages. The main idea is to make high-quality printed photographic work accessible to as many people as possible by producing the final publication at a reasonable price. Therefore, the production process is reduced to a minimum while at the same time using high-end printing technology and a nice paper. Published on a quarterly basis.

About the Publisher
The Fotobookfestival Kassel is a charitable foundation that has been engaged with the artistic medium of the photobook and has presented it in all its facets, since 2008, in a festival program of international standing. The annual festival shows works by renowned artists and promotes established and emerging talents, publishers, designers, printers, curators and booksellers on an international platform. It was the first festival of its kind dedicated to the photographic book and has founded two novel book awards: The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD for the best photobook mock-up of the year has awarded emerging talents a complete photobook-production since 2010; the KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD assembles the best photobooks of the previous year nominated by international experts in the field. Books entered for both awards are showcased regularly in travelling exhibitions at international festivals and photography events. These two awards are unique in their formats and have been role models for other international festivals and events.

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