Mexican photographer Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues. As well as being exhibited internationally in spaces including the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris and the Center for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona, Cartegena’s work is held in the collection of the SFMOMA in San Francisco, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Portland Museum of Art, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Harry Ransom Center at UT Texas and the Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, among others. He has published work in The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Nowness, Domus, the Financial Times, and Wallpaper. Cartagena has received several awards including the international Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, and the Lente Latino Award in Chile, the Premio IILA-FotoGrafia Award in Rome.