Alejandro Cartagena is an artist who lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues in Latin America. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of several museums including the SFMoMA, the MoCP, and the Portland Museum of Art.
Cartagena has received the Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, the Lente Latino Award in Chile, and the Premio IILA-FotoGrafia 2012 Award in Rome. He has been named a FOAM magazine TALENT and one of PDN 30 emerging photographers in 2010. His work has been published internationally in magazines such as Newsweek, Nowness, Domus, the Financial Times, Le Monde, Stern, PDN, The New Yorker, and Wallpaper among others.