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Recetario para la memoria

Zahara Gómez Lucini


Shorlisted to the Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation First Photobook Award 2020

Publication date : 2020/06/01
Weight 465 g / Dimensions 15.2 x 24.1 cm / 109 pages / Spanish
ISBN 9786079887308

Can cooking be a form of activism? And can a recipe-driven cookbook also be considered a compelling photobook? Recetario para la memoria [Memory Recipe Book] strongly makes the case that the answer is yes. Author Zahara Gómez Lucini serves as the project coordinator and photographer, working with Las Rastreadoras del Fuerte, a group of Sinaloense women dedicated to finding their missing loved ones. The book presents a series of recipes for the favorite dishes of various disappeared family members, interspersed with photos of the dishes and of the women midpreparation, and with recollections of those who are missing. “Recetario para la memoria proposes an unexpected interpretation of the photobook, in the process, tapping into questions of memory, state violence, and familial connectedness,” Onabanjo states. “Ultimately, it offers a portal for remembrance while engaging with an important element that people share with their loved ones who are no longer there—the food that brought them together.”

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