Through this project I am exploring an alternative portrayal of how we shift and alter our contemporary landscape. It is a visual exploration of the construction of the histories behind the history of the photographic landscape. Symbolically, it is the power and conviction of people’s dreams; both of the soon to be homeowners and of the public and private bureaucrats that pushes the natural landscape to become an urban and suburban space. It seems to me, that landscape as an idea is as much the actual scenario as it is the social, political and economical forces that conform it.
Este es mi Hermano This is my Brother Published July 12, 2011
Lost Rivers Published July 13, 2010
suburbia MEXICANA photographs by alejandro cartagena Published July 15, 2009