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Border 2010: Photographs by
Alejandro Cartagena and David Rochkind
Detail of: David Rochkind,
Night Patrol #1
. Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, 2009.
16" X 24" Archival pigment print. Printed by Carbon 4.
Border 2010: Photographs by Alejandro Cartagena and David Rochkind
was comprised of select images from Alejandro Cartagena’s series
People of Suburbia
and from David Rochkind’s
. All twenty photographs were created within the past few years and depict the people and places of Mexico, with a particular focus on its northern border. Cartagena reveals mundane aspects of everyday life in a suburbia that is strangely still and empty; Rochkind captures the anxiety and evolving changes wrought by drug trafficking and its policing.These worlds exist in tandem in northern Mexico today.
Alejandro Cartagena (b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; resides Monterrey, MX) was one of 30 photographers to earn an emerging photographers award from Photo District News in 2010. He was the subject of a solo exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR in 2010 and will earn a Master of Visual Arts from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in 2011.
David Rochkind (b. 1980, Detroit, Michigan; resides Mexico City, MX) earned a B.A. in sociology from the University of Michigan. His photographs have been featured in numerous publications including the
New York Times
. He has received awards and recognition from a variety of organizations, including Photo District News, Magenta Publishing for the Arts and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
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