“IIt was their quietness that made me lean toward them fascinated the first time I saw the axolotls. Obscurely I seemed to understand their secret will, to abolish space and time with an indifferent immobility. [...] Above all else, their eyes obsessed me.” Julio Cortazar, Axolotl, in End of the Game and Other Stories.
Caroline Benichou has worked for more than 20 years in the design of books and photography exhibitions. She has long collaborated with Robert Delpire and has since provided artistic direction and design for many books.
In 2023, she created the axolotl editions. A name that pays tribute to the short story of Julio Cortazar who seems to him to be a fair metaphor for photography. The term axolotl comes from the nahualt and means water monster. This almost mythological animal, with eyes without eyelids, has great provisions for regeneration and metamorphosis.