This is a photographic conversation between Fernando Gallegos and Alejandro Cartagena. For over 10 years, we have collaborated in the creation of stories surrounding the idea of the city and how we inhabit them. Through 33 images we constructed a ping-pong narrative about the spiraling decay of the Latin American city. In pursuit of modernity, we have seen how these human spaces collapse into themselves forcing uninhabitable conditions. We want to make a point about the natural dichotomy of our urban culture; the struggle between the cities we hoped would bring progress and the acceptance that it will never arrive.
All the images from this collaboration were done on 120mm medium format film from 2010-2020