Laia Abril is a young documentary photographer from Barcelona. Her book The Epilogue centers on the mourning process of the Robinsons, a family that has lost their 26 year-old daughter to bulimia.
Working closely with the family Laia Abril explores the dilemmas and struggles confronted by many young girls and their families. The problems families face in dealing with both their sense of guilt and the grieving process; the frustration of close friends and the dark ghosts of this deadliest of illnesses; all blended together in the bittersweet act of remembering a loved one.
Cammy Robinsons life story is reconstructed through flashbacks memories, testimonies, objects, letters, places and images. The Epilogue gives voice to the suffering of the family, the indirect victims of eating disorders who are unwilling eyewitnesses of a very painful degeneration.
The book has been selected by various photobook experts as one of the best photobooks in 2014. Abril’s work formed part of the exhibition Under 35 at Ivorypress from May 26 to July 18.