Through photographs taken over five years, the book is set up to form as a classical narrative structure in three acts that continuously crosses the line between documentary and imaginary together with the line between the personal and the unfamiliar.
The ink in the book cover, reacts to temperature so it changes color whenever it is touched, leaving the fingerprints of the reader visible for some time. It is, in a way, a living book that mutates and adapts according to the viewer whose warmth and contact heals the darkness.
“There are several key elements that are commonly viewed as essential to a great photobook. One of those is sequence, and everything will be ok is all about its taut sequence of fifty-five photographs, in pairs or alone on a page. The design is incredibly simple and without fuss—the only frill is the heat-sensitive cover that responds to the reader’s touch. It is an incredibly effective use of juxtaposition and sequence to tell what is palpably a story of trauma and healing, although the exact nature of the experience is only hinted at with one simple line of text at the end.”
Lesley A. Martin, Publisher at Aperture Foundation.
“Everything will be OK” was a finalist for the Paris Photo first Book award 2014.
Everything will be OK by Alberto Lizaralde
Self published, 2014
Editors: Alberto Lizaralde & Cristina De Middel
Soft cover with thermochromic ink
19 x 25 cm
First edition of 750 copies