José Lázaro Galdiano Award 2019
For years, Barcelona-based Angel Albarrán (born 1969) and Anna Cabrera (born 1969) have been the preferred printers for museums and world-renowned photographers such as Masao Yamamoto. Recently they have branched out as artists themselves, experimenting with new and traditional print techniques and exhibiting worldwide. In addition to mastering traditional techniques such as platinum prints and cyanotypes, they have developed a unique print technology: printing photographs with pigments on thin Japanese paper, which is then placed over gold leaf, imbuing the images with an otherworldly quality.
One of the most gorgeously produced volumes of recent years, Albarrán Cabrera: Remembering the Future demonstrates the extraordinary beauty of the duo's masterful photographic and printing techniques. Frequent trips to Japan inform the content of these photographs, which are often beautifully abstracted by their print treatment.