This project tells the story about the phenomena of social entrenchment and abandon of public and private space in a city that is currently going through a phase of exacerbated violence.
Many explanations have been given to the violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Most of them account for the strategic geographic location of the city that has been productive both to manufacture industries and to drug cartels being so close to the higher consumer market of almost anything in the world. At the same time, some others complement this explanation with the lack of social cohesion in a city of rapid urban growth and extensive sprawl.
This project that began shooting in 2010, when the city peaked to more than 300 murders per 100 thousand inhabitants, shows how urban and architectural space look like while a battle is being fought. These images show Collateral Damage.