Contravisiones by Joan Fontcuberta
Contravisiones by Joan Fontcuberta is a deep look into Fontcuberta’s archive, more precisely, at the early years of his career as a photographer
The publisher findings where, of course, partly influenced by the concept of countervision, which we find fascinating and has proved critical to Fontcuberta’s career. Countervision describes the elements that erode photographic language itself, calling it into question and rising up against its logic.
Our task of selecting and editing images, many of which have never before been published, has included searching for elements that tend towards the unreal, the magical and the oneiric. We weren’t only interested in what actually appears in the images but also in what they conceal, what transcends them and what provokes our imagination. In short, all those images that in one way or another sidestep what we call reality.