art blog - Alejandro Cartagena - empty kingdom

“Ultimately, if the city is man’s most successful attempt to remake the world he lives in more after his heart’s desire and hence condemned to live in it, as Robert Parks has remarked, then my commitment as a photographer is not only to denounce our need for a privately owned household, but to point the struggle our contemporary world faces between the ideals of capitalism and the strive and desire for fairer and more equal cities in which to live in.” –Alejandro Cartagena

This is a glimpse, if I may…a kind of excerpt from Cartagena’s SUBURBIA MEXICANA series, which is a five part project that revolves around the representation of the current Mexican suburban sprawl with a focus on the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico.

Cartagena is a renown photographer originally from the Dominican Republic, but currently is based out of Monterrey, Mexico.

art blog - Alejandro Cartagena - empty kingdom

art blog - Alejandro Cartagena - empty kingdom

art blog - Alejandro Cartagena - empty kingdom

art blog - Alejandro Cartagena - empty kingdom

art blog - Alejandro Cartagena - empty kingdom

art blog - Alejandro Cartagena - empty kingdom

art blog - Alejandro Cartagena - empty kingdom

art blog - Alejandro Cartagena - empty kingdom

art blog - Alejandro Cartagena - empty kingdom

http://alejandrocartagena.com


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