‘Carpoolers,’ by Alejandro Cartagena

By Kate Bubacz

Feb 20, 2013 3:48pm

ABC News’ Picture This blog had a chance to ask Alejandro Cartagena about his collection “Carpoolers.” The photo series peeks into the flatbeds of pickups from an overpass on Highway 85 in Monterrey, Mexico,  providing cheeky glances at transportation in this newly suburban city but also serving as a commentary on the relation between people and their landscapes.

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Cartagena notes that “carpooling” in flatbeds is illegal but remains common practice as the bus and metro systems have not caught up with the city’s sprawl.

Cartagena  lives and works in Monterrey. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues. “Carpoolers”  is going to have its first U.S. solo exhibition at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, opening Feb. 23.
Go HERE to see more of Cartagena’s work.
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