“A masterpiece of a photobook”Jörg Colberg, CPH Magazine
Laia Abril has been working on projects concerned with what she refers to as the ‘world epidemic of eating disorders’ since 2010. A Bad Day is a multimedia piece attempting to demystify the taboos of bulimia: Thinspiration a fanzine analyzing the new visual language of pro-anorexia advocates. In The Epilogue she draws her work to a conclusion.
“…a dense and rewarding evocation of grief, survival and the still-raw trauma of a family coming to terms with the loss of their most troubled loved one.”Sean O’Hagan, The Guardian
Shortlisted for Paris Photo/Aperture PhotoBook Awards 2014
2014 Best Photobook of the year according to:
Simon Bainbridge, editor BJP, Jörg Colberg, Conscientious, Remi Coignet, Le Monde blog, Tim Clark, 1000 words / AN, Douglas Stockdale, Carlos Spottorno, Cristina de Middel, Markus Schaden in photo-eye’s annual list, Tom Claxton, Claxton Projects, The Editorial team at LensCulture, James Welford, Peter van Agtmael, Alessia Glaviano, James Estrin and Chiara Bardelli Nonino in Vogue Italia, Peter Lindhorst, Photo News, Germany, Cheryl Newman, The Telegraph, Marcin Grabowiecki, Fotopolis.
196 pages, 114 colour and duotone plates
245mm x 188mm
Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing
Art Direction Laia Abril + Ramon Pez