Your Photographs Could Be Used By Drug Dealers
The title is a fragment of a response given by a soldier in Mexico when asked for permission to take his photograph. This project documents life in two neighbouring towns on the Pacific coast of Mexico. It tests the charged image of the country offered by mainstream media and popular culture. It is an attempt to photograph the way a place feels. This exploration of the subjectivity of the image challenges an audience to generate their own impressions of a place and its people. The project provides a fluid narrative and encourages multiple interpretations. Images are presented in an installation and a photobook that asks viewers to take responsibility for their own conclusions and interpretations, to take ownership of their gaze.
Monica Alcazar-Duarte • Jenny Borgerhoff Mulder • Jamie Clark • Cinzia D'Ambrosi • Hanna-Katrina Jedrosz • Phil Le Gal •