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Jorge Taboada

‘High density’ and ‘Peripheral asphyxia’

Jorge Taboada
Arts and Culture 

Jorge Taboada

‘High density’ and ‘Peripheral asphyxia’

01/01/2013


The series ‘Alta Densidad’ (‘High-density’) by photographer and architect Jorge Taboada (Monterrey, Mexico, 1974) includes aerial photographs taken on the outskirts of sprawling Latin American cities. These images of beautiful fractals, where people are nowhere to be seen, convey a silent protest against these types of suburbs in which housing does not have a distinct identity, and necessities become standardized. In his most recent photographic series ‘Asfixia Periférica (‘Peripheral Asphyxia’), Taboada exposes the chaos and environmental problems that this city model designed for cars causes, and shows how it is gradually seizing the territory.

The photographs on the following pages are part of two series: ‘Alta densidad’ – selected as finalist through the ‘Transatlántica’ program for the exhibition ‘Esquizofrenia tropical’ organized by PHotoEspaña 2012 at the Instituto Cervantes – and ‘Asfixia Periférica’...[+]


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