The Car Poolers

Alejandro Cartagena

2011 - 2012

Car poolers is a project that continues my visual research on how the suburbs impact the landscape, the city and its inhabitants. I am interested in creating a documentation of Mexico´s process of becoming a country of homeowners.

I´ve been shooting this project for a year on Monterey's highway 85 going south bound to one of the richest cities in Latin America, San Pedro Garza Garcia, one of 9 cities that conform the Metropolitan area. The images address overgrowth issues in Mexico, where suburbs are being built far from the urban centers, causing greater comutes and consumption of gas

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