Alejandro Cartagena’s “Car Poolers”

Piling in a Flatbed to Get By in the Suburbs

Alejandro Cartagena’s photos reveal the private worlds of the backs of flatbed trucks that take working Mexicans to their jobs — people seeking a normal life, and doing what it takes to get there.

via Lens Blog:

A bridge is situated on a highway that goes from the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo — across the United States border in Laredo, Tex. — due south to Monterrey. In the early-morning hours last winter, Alejandro Cartagena stood there, pointing his lens down at the passing cars, like a distracted spy.