BriefCASE is a selection of limited editioned photographs by CASE photographers. Chosen images are only available for purchase through CASE in the size designated, with 50% of the proceeds donated to an organization chosen by the artist, 25% going back to the photographer, and 25% going to CASE for production and operational expenses.
Carpoolers Jam #4, 2011-12
Alejandro Cartagena [b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic] is a Mexican photographer whose series, Carpoolers, documented pickup trucks driving along the highway that connects Nuevo Laredo. Mexico to Laredo, TX. From a highway overpass, Cartagena photographed men and children sleeping or crammed together in the back of open-aired flatbed trucks, revealing the length to which laborers go to make a living, despite it being Illegal and dangerous.
Proceeds are donated to Friendship Park, an historic meeting place on the US/ Mexico border, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In the US, Friendship Park is located atop Monument Mesa, inside California's Border Field State Park. In Mexico, El Parque de la Amistad sits beneath the famous lighthouse in Playas de Tijuana.