Pale Blue •

Albarrán Cabrera
2020

Photography : Albarrán Cabrera

Publication : IBASHO – the(M) éditions

Design : Les Graphiquants

 

Hard cover

24x32 cm

3 booklets

120 pages

 

A 540 copies limited edition:

- 500 copies numbered (95€ / $120)

- 40 copies signed and numbered, accompanied by a silver gelatin print (11x17 cm / 650€ / $800)

 

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Pale Blue is a homage to both an iconic photograph and an iconic person. The photograph is the one showing planet Earth, taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers, as part of that day’s Family Portrait series of images of the Solar system. The humbling view of Earth from 6,4 billion km away is known as Pale Bue Dot. 

 

The person is the astronomer Carl Sagan. In his 1994 book, Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan comments on what he sees as the greater significance on the photograph. This book Pale Blue • is a symbolic trip from where humans are now and moving backwards to the origins of the Earth.

 

“ … There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known. ”

- Carl Sagan