Serie: Fenotipos, Anais Montemayor 1 [Series: Phenotypes, Anais Montemayor 1], 2007
60 x 60 cm
Andrés Carretero is a multidisciplinary artist that employs a slight bit of irony to reflect upon identity. Inspired by Rineke Dijkstra’s style of portrait photography, Carretero has created portraits of minorities in Mexican society in order to document the sense of identity his subjects reflect. In Serie: Fenotipos [Series: Phenotypes], he photographs Mexican subjects with Albinism. Carretero’s work touches on the ethnographic and racial, for although “white” these people are part of a minority in Mexico and suffer from prejudice and discrimination. This work comments on and criticizes the prejudice that arises from that which falls outside the norm, which even if white is considered unknown and “other”.