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  2. Insecure:

    These images were taken around the edges of private or gated communities in the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey in the northeast of Mexico. Monterrey contains some of the wealthiest per capita neighbourhoods in the whole of Latin America. However, like Mexico as a whole and much of Latin America, this wealth often sits alongside poverty and hardship. All of the walls and fences in these photographs exist as the perimeter boundaries of such housing estates.

    The barriers reflect social and economic divisions. They reference entrenched inequality, fear and the inability of the state to adequately manage its functions of public security and public well being. In recent years with an increase in organised violence and crime more walls are built and social divisions are strengthened. Society becomes polarised as money decides who to include and who to exclude, who is afforded safety and who is not. The perceived boundaries between us and them, and between trust and mistrust are physically laid out.  

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