“I’ve figured out that there are more of them when it’s a payday,” photographer Alejandro Cartagena writes to me from Monterrey, Mexico, where he is based.
by CLAIRE O'NEILL
More carpoolers, that is — the subject of his latest project, which started somewhat accidentally. Cartagena was commissioned by a group of researchers about usage of a Monterrey street… For the people in these photos, Cartagena contends, carpooling is a necessity.
“If these guys would do the bus route,” he writes, “it would be too expensive for them, since there are no proper mass low-cost transportation systems in place.”