Jon Uriarte

Album

Born in Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa, in 1979. Studied Photography at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics in Catalunya and at the International Center of Photography in New York, in addition to taking a Master’s Degree in Artistic Theories and Projects, via PhotoEspaña and the European University of Madrid. Has exhibited both collectively and individually at various art centres and galleries, including La Casa Encendida in Madrid, the Koldo Mitxelena in Donostia, Studio 304 in New York, the HBC centre in Berlin and the Sala d’Art Jove in Barcelona. Currently living in Barcelona where he works as a teacher of Photography.

In the Album series Jon investigates the subject that powered photography the most from its very beginnings, yet was always relegated to the amateur sphere and considered to be purely anecdotal: the family album. Using himself as guinea pig through pictures that make up his family album, the author introduces us to a new visual dimension, that of faceless memory. Time registers that through careful editing become phantasmagoric images. Normal scenes that as a result of this simple action insist they be approached in a new way.