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), displaying a very coherent series of images on this particular moment of the daily life of so many workers.
The images are all shot from the same angle, the trucks all have the same size more or less, people are always travelling in the back, displaying this moment as "usual" or "normal"... But the collection of images, and the variations in the series - the various objects in the trucks, the number of people, sleeping or not, the colors - make of this body of work a document on society and the life of this category of workers (through this particular moment), a very interesting development of a series from a single theme (like jazz variations around the theme of a standard), and also a simply enjoyable group of playful images where you can look for this or be amazed by that.
We are offering signed copies (at the back of the poster) of the second edition of this book. It is totally different from the first edition, both in the conception, and in the choice of images and layout.
With a text in English, at the back of the poster, by Jessica S. McDonald.
112 pages - Softcover, with poster, in a printed plastic sleeve
Self-published, 2016 (470 copies - 2nd edition)
Format : 19 x 30 cm
New - Mint condition
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