List of photobooks by Cartagena, Alejandro

Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues.
Photo: © self-portrait

Alejandro Cartagena, a Mexican photographer


Alejandro Cartagena, Mexican (b. 1977, Dominican Republic) lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues.
Photo: © self-portrait


Cartagena’s work has been exhibited everywhere


Cartagena’s fine art photography has long been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in spaces including the the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris and the CCCB in Barcelona, and his work is in the collections of several museums including the San Francisco MOMA, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, among others...


A successful photographer


Alejandro has created several award wining titles including Santa Barbara Shame on US, A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption, Rivers of Power... Some of his books are in the Yale University Library, and the 10×10 Photobooks/MFH Houston book collections among others.


Acclaimed by critics, he has received several awards including the Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, and the Street Photography Award in London Photo Festival among others. He has been named an International Discoveries of the FotoFest festival, and a FOAM magazine TALENT.


His work has been published internationally in magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, Nowness, Domus, the Financial Times, The New York Times, Le Monde, Stern, PDN, The New Yorker, among others.


Bibliography: Already published photo books / monographs


2017 A guide to Infrastructure and Corruption
        Santa Barbara Shame on US
2016 Rivers of Power
        Santa Barbara return Jobs to US
        Carpoolers 2nd edition
        Por lo que Peleamos / What we fight for
2015 Headshots
        Before the War
2014 Carpoolers
2010 Suburbia Mexicana
2006 Identidades Nuevo León
2005 Espacios Habitables

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  • 192 pages - Hardcover, tape-bound The Velvet Cell, 2017 (500 copies) Format : 14 x 21 cm *Signed* New - Mint condition Presentation of the photobook by Skinnerboox: " « A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption is a long-term project that I started in 2009 when the opportunity to become a conscious citizen arose. A new overpass was to be built a block away...

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  • Presentation by Skinnerboox: "After Santa Barbara Return Jobs Back to US, the second chapter by Alejandro Cartagena on the US is a more tragically constructed visual landscape. The current state of things in « America » has created a greater divide and contrast socially and especially politically. As such, the book carefully suggests and addresses these...

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  • Presentation on Alejandro Cartagena's website: "In 2008 the war against the drug cartels erupted in Mexico. The state of Nuevo Leon in northeastern Mexico became an increasingly violent place. This book is a compilation of images and texts that obsessively revisit places where the war was eventually fought and look for signs of an evil that lay underneath...

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  • Carpoolers is a beautiful series of portraits or - as Marc McCann called them in his NY Times Lens blog piece - "still-lifes" of Mexican workers commuting in the back of trucks. Shooting his images from above, Alejandro Cartagena gets the full content of the truck without its environment (except for the road and the roof and hood of the trucks),...

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  • Text from the slipcase cover : "This is the story of the tragic relationship between two bodies: a critical narration of the long and failed relationship between a society and a river. Although today it is a long and winding sarcophagus, in the past the city depended on the abundance of its stream. Centuries later, with Monterrey transformed into a...

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  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation : "Many of the photographs in this book are not “about” anything per se, but their tone, seen together, leaves little mystery. Alejandro’s “America,” seen through the lens of “Santa Barbara,” is a place hanging on by a thread. There are several images in the book, peering down on the street, taken from high up in a...

  • Publisher's presentation : "Many of the photographs in this book are not “about” anything per se, but their tone, seen together, leaves little mystery. Alejandro’s “America,” seen through the lens of “Santa Barbara,” is a place hanging on by a thread. There are several images in the book, peering down on the street, taken from high up in a building...

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  • Limited Edition of 10 signed & numbered copies. We are offering copy #03/10. Presentation on Alejandro Cartagena's website: "In 2008 the war against the drug cartels erupted in Mexico. The state of Nuevo Leon in northeastern Mexico became an increasingly violent place. This book is a compilation of images and texts that obsessively revisit places...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation on the artist's website: "In 2008 the war against the drug cartels erupted in Mexico. The state of Nuevo Leon in northeastern Mexico became an increasingly violent place. This book is a compilation of images and texts that obsessively revisit places where the war was eventually fought and look for signs of an evil that lay...

  • .Sold out. Carpoolers is a beautiful series of portraits or - as Marc McCann called them in his NY Times Lens blog piece - "still-lifes" of Mexican workers commuting in the back of trucks. Shooting his images from above, Alejandro Cartagena gets the full content of the truck without its environment (except for the road and the roof and hood of the...

  • .Sold out.We are now offering the 2nd edition of the "Carpoolers" book.Carpoolers is a beautiful series of portraits or - as Marc McCann called them in his NY Times Lens blog piece - "still-lifes" of Mexican workers commuting in the back of trucks. Shooting his images from above, Alejandro Cartagena gets the full content of the truck without its...

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