Suburban Bus by Alejandro Cartagena. First edition (2021). First impression. Large format paperback in new condition. Limited edition of 500 copies. Presented in a cardboard slipcase. No markings, comes with a loosely laid in postcard. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Suburban Bus by Alejandro Cartagena
So, Mexico-based photographer Alejandro Cartagena’s photobook “Suburban Bus” uses the bus as a vantage point. In order to take a closer look at people and their everyday struggles, and also at social change and divisions.
Cartagena, who commuted by bus to his family’s restaurant in Juarez every day between 1993 and 2004, watched the city’s rapid, devastating growth from 66,000 inhabitants to 144,000 in the span of only five years. He is therefore intimately familiar with the observations and insight that are unique to the perspective of the frequent bus passenger.
“The precarious situation of public transportation, and of mobility in general, remains ultra-underrepresented in public debate, as a matter condemned to languish on many public ‘to do’ lists. This therefore means that the work of Alejandro Cartagena takes on specific political importance in making visible the costs of this inaction on the quality of life of people living in the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey.” –– Ximena Peredo
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