Alejandro Cartagena - Carpoolers (Self-published, 2014) View larger

Carpoolers (*signed*)

@ Cartagena, Alejandro

978-069222660-5

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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 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.
Interspersed in the main series of images are cropped pages (various sizes) showing road signs, poles, and other elements of the environment.

We are offering a signed copy of this book, still in the original brown paper wrapping, sealed with a "Please Carpool" sticker. The book includes an additional set of 3 "Please Carpool" stickers, and does include the poster inserted in the first copies.

NB : As a "freebie" with this book, we are offering another poster, in black & white, created on the occasion of the exhibition of the Carpoolers series in Mexico in 2016.

Approx. 120 pages (several foldouts) - Hardcover, no DJ

Self-published, 2014

*Signed*

New - Mint condition

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
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