Alejandro Cartagena - The Car Poolers (2012)
“A bridge is situated on a highway that goes from the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo — across the United States border in Laredo, Texas — due south to Monterrey. In the winter early-morning hours, Cartagena stood there, pointing his lens down at the passing cars, like a distracted spy.
He was peeking into the backs of the pickup trucks, where construction workers pile together on their way to earn an honest living. Car Poolers is an effort to peer inside these tiny worlds that straddle public and private.”
"I’ve always wanted to say thank you to everyone for cheering me up such a long time. That’s the reason I said about my retirement plan even before the season starts. I think that’s a minimum courtesy to the people who loves me, and cares about me.
I want a gold medal in Sochi, of course. It will be good for those who work for me. But to me, the most important thing is making no regrets in Olympics.
'Great. This is the best I can do.' If I can think to myself like that, then I will be satisfied regardless of the result.
I want to show my best performance of my whole life, in Sochi, in front of my fans, as a token of my gratitude for all their loves and supports over the past several years.
That is more important than gold medal.”