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20th Century Photographs from The Alejandro Cartagena Archives

For the past 6 years I have been running a photography rescue project where I salvage thrown away photographs from the garbage in Mexico City. These are “expired photographs” or photographs that have lost their original meaning. Through saving them I look to offer these objects an opportunity to continue their mission as holders of feelings and memories.

The order you will find here corresponds to groups that illustrate the changing approaches to beauty and representation throughout the 20th century. In their new life as NFTs, they add an important historical element to the NFT photography archive we are engraving on to the blockchain, tying the inherently photographic medium to its humble origins.

Through the profits of the sales of The 50 Carpoolers Project, this rescue program guarantees its continuation and expansion for years to come. Thank you to all the collectors for enabling this to happen.

Collection of 500. First drop August 20th 2021. Final drop TBD.

Aug 2021
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