Everybody’s Card by Xavier Fernandez Fuentes & Martine Derks

Published by Centerfold (2011)
60 Pages, 30.5 × 19.5 cm, Paperback (+Transparent Slipcase), Offset Print, Edition of 700

Named after a classic magic trick with cards, and based on the similarities that all traditional photo albums present in their content, Everybody’s Card is a form study that comments on the generic within album photography. Avoiding the use of personal imagery, intimate photographs become generic due to small interventions; collage, modified poker cards and excerpts from magicians’ handbooks are combined to create a narrative that compares a deck of cards with any collection of photographs found in a traditional photo album. Starting from a series of nearly identical elements, it’s only the way we play them that provides a different result for each game.