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Beyond War: Mexico’s Drug War

By Guest Curator Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker

Eunice Adorno (b. 1982, Mexico City, Mexico) lives and works in Mexico City. “Las Mujeres Flores”, her long-term project on an isolated mennonite community in northern Mexico, published by La Fábrica, received support from the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) and won the National Prize of Culture Fernando Benítez. In 2011, Adorno was one of twelve young photographers selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally including at PhotoEspaña and in the British Journal Photography, Marie Claire, National Geographic Travel, and Vice.

Dominic Bracco II (b. 1986, Texas, United States) documents the effects of Mexican and North American policies on the border region where he was raised. He has degrees in journalism and Spanish literature from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2012, Bracco was a finalist and grant recipient of the Chris Hondros Fund Award, and in 2011 he received the W. Eugene Smith Fellowship. He was named to PDN 30 in 2012, and is a founding member of the collective Prime.

Alejandro Cartagena (b. 1977, Dominican Republic) lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of several museums including the SFMoMA, MoCP, and the Portland Museum of Art. Cartagena has received the Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, the Lente Latino Award, and the Salon de la Fotografia Award. He was named a FOAM TALENT in 2012 and to PDN 30 in 2010. His work has been published in Domus, the Financial Times, Le Monde, Stern, The New Yorker, and Wallpaper among others.

Katie Orlinsky (b. 1983, New York, United States) lives and works in New York City. She graduated from Colorado College with a BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies, and earned a MA from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Orlinsky regularly works with various nonprofit organizations, and her work has been published in the International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, The New York Times, Paris Match, Stern, Time, and the Wall Street Journal among others. In 2012, she was awarded first place in 2012 Alexia Foundation Student Awards, and in 2011 she won the POYI Emerging Vision Award.