CONFINS by Enric Vives-Rubio - Photo Book

CONFINS by Enric Vives-Rubio - Photo Book

CONFINS is the first book by photojournalist Enric Vives-Rubio. Far from the immediacy of the news, the work, done during the pandemic, is an invitation to reflect on the territ...

CONFINS is the first book by photojournalist Enric Vives-Rubio. Far from the immediacy of the news, the work, done during the pandemic, is an invitation to reflect on the territory, borders and confinement we all go through.

Confinis: The border


The word confine seems to have always been used as a synonym for a remote area, a distant location, and it takes us to an imaginary place where everything is possible. The term confines comes from the Latin confinis which means border that, with the Covid 19 pandemic, recovered the essence of the real meaning of confinement.

DuringFebruary and Mars 2021, it was forbidden to leave the municipality of residence on weekends. From this mandatory closure came the idea of this meditative work on territory and confinement. Walking around the limits of Lisbon, trying to walk on the line that separates the capital from the neighboring municipalities or as close to it as possible. Physical and natural borders imposed the rhythm and limits of walking along the limits of the municipality of Lisbon.

 

Photography as a tool to think

To a large extent, this photographic project is a meditative work on territory and confinement, which leads us to reflect on borders, limits, restrictions, loneliness, emptiness and, also, to revisit spaces close and geographically distant from the city center in the context of a lockdown. For this reason, in addition to the people - who move around in a "hygienic" way -, nature also shows itself to be bucolic and leads us to question how long we have to limit ourselves to the borders that arise where we can walk.

 

Confines. The book

This photographic project was designed to be published in a book. Not only as a simple support to visualize the photographs but also as an artistic object. The book allows us to reread the images, add value to the photographs and lead the reader to look beyond the images.
In addition to the photographic core, the book presents two more important facets: the texts that present the work in a theoretical and literary way; and the graphic design of the book that makes it possible to understand the path taken in the book.

Texts

The book will have two texts of very different nature. Originals in Portuguese but translated into Catalan and English.
One of them will be a literary text written by the writer Rui Cardoso Martins, journalist and author of several books (especially the “Let the invisible man pass” awarded by the Portuguese Association of Authors).
The other is a theoretical presentation text by Lorena Travassos, a PhD in photography from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and also a photographer.

Design and pagination

The design, graphics and pagination are the result of a close collaboration with Studio WABA.
The proposal of the team of designers is that the idea of limit that the photographic work proposes is a concept also present in the graphic part of the book. Likewise, location references are present very subtly throughout the book and help the reader to locate himself.

Technical specifications of the book

Size: 20x14cm
Number of pages: 80 pages Approx.
Print run: 200 copies.
Language: Trilingual edition. Portuguese with translations into Catalan and English.
RRP: 30 euros

About the author

ENRIC VIVES-RUBIO (Barcelona, 1981) is a photojournalist who has lived in Lisbon since 2004. He studied photography at the IEFC (Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya) and did a postgraduate degree in Photojournalism at the UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). In 2004 he moved to Lisbon where he did an internship at O Independente and Público . He worked at Correio da Manhã and, in 2005, began his professional stage at Público newspaper, where he was a photojournalist for 11 years, until 2017.

He is currently a freelance photojournalist, collaborates in several cultural projects such as Primeira Vez, Orquestra sem Fronteiras, Teatro Lu.Ca, among others.

Throughout his career, his work has been recognized by several awards. Among them, it should be noted that he was a finalist for the Luís Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Prize, in 2006, with a work on the slums of Lisbon; received an honorable mention at the Visão Award, in 2008, with a portrait of the Dalai Lama; won the first prize in the news category of Estação Imagem with a work on the floods in Madeira, in 2011; and won the most important journalism prize in Portugal, the 2017 Gazeta de Fotografia prize, with a photograph of the 400 cars burned at the Andanças Festival.

Budget and due dates

Budget

The budget of this campaign is dedicated exclusively to the production of the book CONFINS, and will serve to get it into your hands.

Design: 14%
Texts and translations: 12%
Printing: 60%
PPL commission (5% + VAT) and payment methods (2.5% + VAT): 9.2%
Shipping costs: 4.8%

Total: 5000 euros

scheduling

STEP 0
September 15: Beginning of the campaign to publicize the book CONFINS with teasers

STEP 1
Second half of September: Start of the campaign at PPL for the pre-sale of the book CONFINS

STEP 3
By October 31st, 150 books have been pre-sold among the various reward options.

STEP 4
October 31: end of the CONFINS book pre-sale campaign

STEP 5
November: Finalization by STUDIO WABA of the last graphic and pagination details of the book CONFINS

STEP 6
December: The book goes to machines!


LAST STEP!
December/January: Launch of the CONFINS book and delivery of rewards.

Mon, 26/09/2022 - 22:55

Sat, 24/09/2022 - 15:59

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Wed, 14/09/2022 - 11:26

Estou incrivelmente surpreso.

Estou incrivelmente surpreso. Em menos de 24 horas que a campanha está no ar conseguimos (sim, em plural, porque na realidade foi cada um de vós, apoiantes, que ajudou) o 20% ...

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  • vivesrubio

    Estou incrivelmente surpreso.

    Estou incrivelmente surpreso.
    Em menos de 24 horas que a campanha está no ar conseguimos (sim, em plural, porque na realidade foi cada um de vós, apoiantes, que ajudou) o 20% do orçamento necessário para que o livro confins esteja mais perto de chegar as vossas mãos.

    Ainda falta um grande trecho, mas como em qualquer caminhada, o mais difícil é dar o primeiro passo, e este foi dado acompanhado por vocês!

    Muito, muito obrigado!

    Enric

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