Pale Blue by Albarrán Cabrera
‘Pale Blue is a homage to both an iconic photograph and an iconic person.
The photograph is the one showing planet Earth, taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers, as part of that day’s Family Portrait series of images of the Solar System. This humbling view of Earth from 6 billion km away is known as the ‘Pale Blue Dot.’
The person is the astronomer Carl Sagan. in his 1994 book, ‘Pale Blue Dot’, Carl Sagan comments on wat he sees as the greater significance of the photograph: “…There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” – Carl Sagan.
The book ‘Pale Blue ●’ is a symbolic trip from where humans are now and moving backwards to the origins of the earth. When we think about the beginnings of our planet, everything seemd to be far more interlinked. In fact, it is still so. We are the ones who feel detached. – Albarrán Cabrera