Photographer Takes Aerial Photos Of Daily Commuters Around Mexico In His Series “Carpoolers”
The journey of daily commuters around Mexico is captured in the photo series “Carpoolers” by Alex Cartagena.
Looking down at the picture, we take in each scene as it appears, eventually lulled into a pattern that resembles the haze of a prolonged road trip; eventually, the landscape blurs into nothing. Cartagena deliberately uses this strategy to highlight how the working class is invisible in a society that prioritizes material wealth more and more and is led by officials who keep giving the property away for development without a clear plan for the future. In his closely cropped images, Cartagena challenges us to think about the political and economic systems that distribute wealth, labor, and energy globally.