Angel Albarrán (B. 1969, Barcelona), Anna Cabrera (B. 1969, Sevilla)
Angel Albarrán (b. 1969, Barcelona) and Anna Cabrera (b. 1969, Sevilla) is a duo devoted to their art with all the senses. The most important elements in their photography is time, reality, existence, identity, empathy and memory. The latter is the most recurring concept in their work, as both Angel and Anna are aiming at construction of new flashes of remembrance in the viewers' heads with the base of already existing memories. In order to evoke emotions triggered by memories and transmit them onto a canvas of a photograph, the duo uses a wide range of techniques and materials like platinum, palladium, cyanotype or gelatine silver processes for the monochrome images and pigments, Japanese paper and gold leaf for the colour prints. The most important is to stimulate viewer’s imagination based on her own beliefs and cultural background, and Albarrán and Cabrera do this by means of emphasising different textures, colours, finishing, tones and even the shape of the border in every single image.
Their latest book Remembering the Future visually explains the complex activity of thinking about the past and reflecting about the future. These two can be considered two completely different activities, however both require the same amount of mental work. According to Albarrán and Cabrera, the book gives you and insight into the intersected world of the past and the future that defines our identities and makes us understand the environment around us with more clarity.