Q&A: Alejandro Cartagena


What is your plan for the next 24 hours? For the morning and afternoon, chill at a friends house in Guatemala and for the evening teach a class of editing photographs at La Fototeca de Guatemala. What is your nationality? Mexican, born Dominican. What nationality would you like to be alternatively? I don´t know. I am Mexican and Dominican already. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Patience. What is your biggest regret? Not traveling enough when I was single. Summer or winter? Summer. Would you like to see more or less political correctness? More What part of the planet would you like to explore? South america. Where do you think the most dangerous place on Earth is? Some small towns in Mexico.

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? I am very lucky person and I should be grateful for all that is happening to me. What was the last crime you witnessed? Can´t remember. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? No one. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. The drop of the atomic bomb. Make a prediction for the future. A law that limits only 3 days a week to use internet. Your favorite painter? Hopper. Invent a swear-word. Fuckingmierda. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. Grandimolutia.

What is the next book you want to read? Holy bible by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? The nazi party. Describe a cheap thrill. Wow. I really try to get satisfaction out of everything lately… Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Geography. Ultimate camera? A Hasselblad H4D-60 Most used camera? Mamiya RB67 Which living person do you most admire? No one specific. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Iron Man.

Alejandro Cartagena – From the series Carpoolers.