Alfredo Esparza

Alfredo Esparza

Terra Nullius | Currently, I am working with the relationship between landscape, territoy, and culture in the Mexican desert. I am interested in photographing spaces that are on the border between the modern binomial of civilization and nature. Spaces with human incidence in them, but that seem to be negotiating all the time their permanence into the environment.

To choose the subjects of my photographs, I study the territory in Google Maps and Google Earth to identify places that appear in abandonment or decline. I draw a route and address to them. Sometimes my subjects are not what I expected; However, along the way I find human interventions that account for progressive modifications of the space.

These photographs record the immoderate use of the environment in spaces that were once "conquered" by humans, but now are uninhabited due to the overexploitation of their resources through overgrazing, depletion of aquifers or land cleansing of not regulated territories, among others. Today, these areas remain in a kind of limbo, where neither humans can use them nor the Ecosystem can be completely restored. 

 

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