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A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption
Alejandro Cartagena

A Guide To Infrastructure and Corruption, Alejandro CartagenaA Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption
Alejandro Cartagena
The Velvet Cell


192 Pages
140 x 210mm
ISBN 9781908889539




A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption is a long-term project that I started in 2009 when the opportunity to become a conscious citizen arose. A new overpass was to be built a block away from my house in Monterrey, Mexico, changing the transit and flow for everyone who lived in the the immediate area. Having lived downtown since 2007, I suddenly felt that we were being affected by these new infrastructure complexes so that they could supply a quick way for people to get out of the city and into the newly built suburbs that I was photographing at the time.


About the Artist
Alejandro Cartagena was born in 1977 in the Dominican Republic. He now lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. Cartagena’s projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues.


About the Publisher
The Velvet Cell is an independent photobook publisher with a specific focus on projects that explore urbanism, architecture and our modern way of living in cities. It was established in London in 2011 by Irish-born photographer Éanna de Fréine. The Velvet Cell is based in Berlin, Germany. It was formerly based in London (2011-2012), Taipei (2013-2014) and Osaka (2015-2017).

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