Letter to the FotoBook Festival Kassel director from Madalena Workshops, São Paulo
We are really constrained to inform you about what occurred just before the beginning of the Festival. Our truck was descending the last part of the itinerary between São Paulo and Paraty -a really curvy and steep road- when it lost the brakes and had an accident. Happily the drivers didn't suffer any serious injury, but as you can see in the pictures attached the material they were carrying -the books from our bookshop and the dummies among it- were seriously damaged also because of the heavy rain that was falling at that time. In order to preserve the image of the Award and even if at least a 30% of the dummies is in perfect conditions, we decided not to show them during the Festival.
We know the immeasurable value of the works so we are not sure about how to proceed from now on; we are quite perplexed. We thought about writing a letter to every author that had his dummy damaged
and we are waiting for your instructions. We are sending back the dummies to you, carefully wrapped.
Best, Talita Virgínia