A photobook by by Sara Fernández, Ana Fuente, Irene Riera and Lucía Rubio.
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ἀνάμνησις (anamnesis) was a word used in the ancient Greece which means to remember, bring back memories from the past. It is formed by the prefix -ανα ( over, against) the term μνημη (mind) and σισ (action): the action of bringing back memories from the past. We choose it because our book is based on the idea of telling a person’s story through their personal belongings.
Our photobook does not simply illustrate aspects of life or mere objects, it tells a story. It tells the story of a man who is incapable of letting go of his past. And also the story of many men who are, just like women, victims of patriarchy. Because the system induces them to hide their feelings and reject help, it plunges them into despair, self-hatred and self-demand. Our photobook criticizes the ideas that build toxic masculinity and lead men to suppress their emotions. It is also a criticism of the low public investment in mental health, which affects everyone everywhere. And above all, it is a way of giving visibility to a very serious social problem which is inexplicably ignored in our society. Because of this, we consider that our project is a reflexive photobook.