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THE HUFFINGTON POST | Alejandro Cartagena's Photographs Give A Glimpse Of Mexican Car

13/02/2014

Alejandro Cartagena takes photographs in Mexican suburbs that don't shy away from confronting social and urban issues. The Sony World Photography Awards shortlist nominee's recent collection "Car Poolers" gives a bird's eye view of men stuffed in the back of pick-up trucks alongside buckets, rope, wheelbarrows, and other supplies.

Cartagena doesn't need to inject much commentary to create extremely powerful images. Something as banal as riding in a truck with your gear, when you really confront it as an image, is so dehumanizing the photos almost look staged. Cartagena succeeds in providing a glimpse of a reality we often don't see. Without specifically labeling as good or bad, just or unjust, he creates arresting images that will make you think twice before you blithely pass by a packed truck on the road. See more at Circuit Gallery.


http://www.huffingtonpost.it/2014/04/11/alejandro-cartagena-car-poolers-messica_n_5131417.html

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