Albarrán Cabrera Network
Gallery Representation:Valid Foto BCN, Barcelona, Spain.Kochuten Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
Schools Attended:University of Seville.UB (University of Barcelona)UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia)
Anna Cabrera and Angel Albarrán are a couple and have been working together in photography for more than seventeen years. The work of Anna Cabrera and Angel Albarrán has been exhibited in Spain, Japan, Netherlands, France, Germany, Lebanon, Italy and the United States.
Human beings are part of the reality where they live. In fact we, human beings, are much more than this; we are the eyes of our universe. The universe is a human phenomenon and it appears to us the way it does just because we are humans.
We use our sensory system to transduce the physical world to the realm of the mind. The received information is interpreted, creating our perception of the world around us. Space, time and reality are, in fact, concepts created by us to understand our own reality.
But despite this mental capacity, it seems really difficult for us to accept and understand that we are part of this infinite reality. The same concepts that we invented to help us understand our existence become incredibly complex when we think about them in depth.
Using photography we might not be able to answer the big questions about time, reality or space, but we are interested in exploring how a photographic image can make people think about their reality. Being aware is not just an important part of life, it is life as we know it. Using photography, we want the viewers to increase empathy and arouse interest towards their reality.
Anna Cabrera was born in Sevilla, Spain, in 1969. She is a photographer and a teacher, who is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
Anna earned her B.A. in English Philology from the University of Seville in 1992.
Angel Albarrán was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1969. He is a photographer and curator, who is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
Angel earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering in 1994 from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and he specialised in Mathematics at the University of Barcelona.
Photography as a wordless mood, a zen-like state in which one feels connected with the world. Like calligraphy or meditation—a shimmering beauty lies waiting to be discovered.
In any part of the universe there is a whole universe—Hamlet saw infinite space in a nutshell; William Blake saw a world in a grain of sand, a heaven in a wild flower, eternity in an hour. These photos shimmer with beauty.