We Love Our Employees

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We Love Our Employees by Alejandro Cartagena
published by Gato Negro

Description: Everything was wonderful. In these photographs, you’ll notice a palpable beauty, healthy bodies, nice clothes, exquisite
hairstyles, you might smell a well-matched perfume. The context is one of economic bonanza. Healthy, erect; these workers model
the best employees: tense, but obedient; frightened, but with their lives resolved — what André Gorz sums up in his sentence: “To lose
one’s life to gain a living.” Ximena Peredo text for We Love Our Employees

Soft cover

2019
Book concept by Alejandro Cartagena
Published by Gato Negro
Mexico City
112 pages
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  • Description

    We Love Our Employees Book. Limited edition of 250. Published by Gato Negro 2019

    Always Loyal

    Everything was wonderful. In these photographs, you’ll notice a palpable beauty, healthy bodies, nice clothes, exquisite
    hairstyles, you might smell a well-matched perfume. The context is one of economic bonanza. Healthy, erect; these workers model
    the best employees: tense, but obedient; frightened, but with their lives resolved — what André Gorz sums up in his sentence: “To lose
    one’s life to gain a living.Ximena Peredo text for We Love Our Employees

    Description

    One of Mexico’s biggest beer companies at the beginning of the 20th century was worried of the newly constitutional rights offered to workers to unionize. This created a concern of strikes and trouble in the company. For years they through parties in which spies were placed to hear out the employees conversations in order to spot trouble makers. This book contains the pictures of many of those parties.

    Reviews

    “We Love Our Employees es el resultado de una mezcla de contenido bien escogido publicado por una editorial con buen ojo: el archivo fotográfico es una vitrina para múltiples realidades que confluían en el mismo tiempo y espacio, y el libro, un documento histórico que da fe sobre los albores de una ciudad, un país y una porción de la humanidad” from a review in Bakanica

    “Alberto Flores fue un fotógrafo de sociales regio. La cervecera lo contrataba para fotografiar a los empleados en las fiestas y así completar el informe sobre los insurrectos. Su archivo fue donado a la fototeca y Alejandro Cartagena recuperó algunas de estas imágenes para “We love our employees”, un libro que trata sobre “trabajadores y trabajadoras que representan el mejor modelo de empleado: tensos pero obedientes, atemorizados, pero con la vida resuelta” from a review by Sandra Bermúdez

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