Life In The Mexican Fast Lane

As politicians and DC wonks engage in the typical back-and-forth bickering regarding immigration reform, photographer Alejandro Cartagena swaps ceaseless ideological banter for an enlightened, bird’s eye view approach to the plight of many Mexican workers–many of whom come to America to seek better working conditions and more economic opportunity for their families. In his series called “Carpoolers,” Cartagena captures the risk, mind-numbing mundaneness and sacrifices that comprise the typical work day of a construction worker in Monterrey, Mexico. Could you handle this kind of commute?

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