Book Design for a photo book competition organized by "Lost Alphabet".
Concept: In exile, you are forced to substitute your relationships with the people and places that are dearest to you with memories made of images and words. It’s a long way is a nostalgic ode to, and a photographic exploration of, Caracas, Venezuela. Since it has become impossible to walk around Caracas safely with a camera in hand, we take the reader on a journey from the inside of a car, through the recent history of the former home; a home that has become completely foreign. The relative safety of the moving car allows us to document what the passage of time is doing to Caracas. The combination of text, images and different radio stations playing in the background, capture the feelings that exile awakens: nostalgia, grief, helplessness and hope.
We won the competition and the book is going to be published in 2019. Book launch in Berlin to be announced soon.
Photography: Mauricio Sauma
Texts: Juan Salazar, Mauricio Dahbar, Andrea Palacios