León Muñoz Santini
17 cm x 23 cm
Printed in Risograph
A photo essay about the ecology of evil in contemporary Mexican cities and, by extension, in the cities of the underdeveloped world. A road movie turned into a massive book that portrays the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, the industrial city bordering the United States, which became one of the most dangerous places in the world. A portrait, maybe not of one of the unintended consequences of the neoliberal globalization project, but perhaps the portrait of the project itself.
Each Muñoz Santini’s image documents in an excellent way the disaster and the extreme of a State of Things: modest houses that are built as a bunker (with windows painted on the walls to evoke another way of life); Constructive projects made beforehand to be abandoned; Ghosts of the victims of feminicide in the evocation of the leaflets that pray for them in the posts; Car graveyards and junk in both degraded art; Desolation of ruins, irons, monuments, tires, bricks that constitute open-air questions that nobody answers.
—Sergio González Rodríguez