Alejandro Cartagena


The ever-awesome Booooooom recently featured the amazing photography of Alejandro Cartagena.  Cartagena “lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues.”

The series above is entitled “Car Poolers” and seems to ask more questions than it answers.  Where are these people going?  How long have they been there? Why do their trucks resemble apartments?  Too many question, but that’s what great pictures can do.

Also worth checking out is the series Suburbia Mexicana. The sections: Fragmented Cities, Urban Holes, The Other Distance, Lost Rivers and People of Suburbia reveal a Mexico that we never seem to see in current media.  The one with real people and places.

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