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.
The book comes with a 8x10" print in a clamshell box, and also a poster (curated by Larissa Leclair) that brings together all the images and a "Please Carpool" sticker.
Please note that we are also offering signed copies of the trade edition of this book, that include the poster and the sticker (see "Suggestions" tab).
Approx. 120 pages (several foldouts) - Hardcover, no DJ with Poster and signed print in clamshell box
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