Monica Alcazar-Duarte – Your photographs could be used by drug dealers
September 16th 5pm – November 15th.
Originally from Mexico City, Monica is currently working between Mexico and the U.K. Her works engages with how we read and integrate images and information, at a time when information and its context changes at such a rapid pace. Her work approaches the relationship between context, interconnection and conclusion. It draws attention to how much we all need to develop a more ‘curatorial gaze’. She invites the viewer to look at what appears as disconnected or even contradictory, with a discerning eye.
“The title for this series comes from a conversation I had with a soldier while asking for permission to take his photograph. The soldier’s answer summarized a sense of paranoia with which people in Mexico cope everyday of their lives. This project started as my attempt to test the charged image that we hold of Mexico today via mainstream media and popular culture. It evolved into a photographing of the personal experience and qualities that shaped my interpretation of the place.”