Carpoolers 1st edition- SOLD OUT

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Carpoolers 1st edition- SOLD OUT

By Alejandro Cartagena
Publication date, 2014 / 22 X 33.5cm / 1Kg
Hardcover with cut out, 112 pages, Offset printing
Edition of 1000, ISBN 9780692226605
Edited by Alejandro Cartagena and Fernando Gallegos
Texts by Jessica McDonald
Editorial Design by Savvy Studio
Printed by Offset Santiago
Published by Alejandro Cartagena / FONCA
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“Although we have seen this work before, what a pleasure to see how this selfpublished project, so cleverly combines the photos of the passing open plan trucks with their passengers laid out flat, but also the skies and scenes that can be viewed from the truck itself” —MARTIN PARR for Time Magazine Best Photobooks 2014

“Carpoolers is a deceptively powerful photobook, so well constructed that we’re suddenly eager to see more of something we had previously ignored”. — LORING KNOBLAUCH for Collector Daily

“It’s useless to comment now on the impact that this series by Alejandro had last year and how effective his neutral approach to the subject was. In the book (brilliantly designed by him, by the way) he leaves some room to certain aspects that might have gotten lost in the transition from the camera to the wall, and that is why this book is great! The hypnotic repetitive beginning, respectful to the series as we’ve known it so far, slowly gets more and more interrupted by frames and pieces of frames that drive you into a new kind of hypnotic state but this time almost as if you were inside the car yourself looking at and experiencing the road not from above anymore”. —CRISTINA DE MIDDEL for Best Books of 2014 Photoeye

“…It feels and looks like one of the books of the year, a classic in the making”.— COLIN PANTALL for Photoeye

“Carpoolers is essentially a fascinating group of still-life photographs taken from a highway overpass — a ‘typology’ (of sorts) of pickup-trucks, day laborers and commuting. Interesting design and a well thought package”. —JEFFREY LADD for Best books 2014 photoeye

“One time, apparently, Alejandro rode in the back of a truck himself. To get the vibe. He made photographs with the camera pointed up, documenting the view, which often featured helicopters. Ferrying Monterrey’s wealthy elite? Or perhaps a cartel jefe? Who knows? But this is one book that will give you a peek into a world you couldn’t possibly know. And I was happy to see it, even if it distracted me from thinking about those 43 stolen boys. RIP”. JONATHAN BLAUSTEIN for aPhotoEditor

“Brilliant design animates a series that could have been monotonous in book form. Instead, it is full of life and movement”.—SARAH BRADLEY for Best books of 2014 Photoeye

“Inside Cartagena’s tightly framed photographs, only thin clouds, visible as reflections, hint at the complex environment in which this scenario plays out day after day for the carpoolers. To get a sense of their perspective as this project neared completion, Cartagena climbed into the bed of a pickup truck with his camera one Sunday morning. With their disorienting, diagonal lines and indistinct, partial glimpses, the images he made contrast starkly with the controlled uniformity characteristic of the principal series”.—CLAUDI CARRERAS

 

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