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Guide to the Julián Cardona Collection, 1993-2012
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Photographer Julián Cardona has reported and documented on the conditions of Ciudad Juárez since 1993 when he started his career at El Diario de Juárez. Between 2009-2013 he was a reporter for Reuters News Agency. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and been featured in many publications. He has collaborated with journalist and author Charles Bowden to produced the book Exodus/Èxodo (Austin, University of Texas Press, 2008). Cardona's work documents violence in the border region, the effects of globalization, and the changing landscape of the Mariscal District. The collection includes images from 2008 when the level of homicides reached its climax to the end of the year 2012.
Born in 1960 in Zacatecas, Mexico, Julián Cardona migrated to the border city of Ciudad Juárez with his family as a small child. In 1993, Cardona started his photojournalism career at El Fronterizo and El Diario de Juárez. Working for El Diario, Cardona documented violence in Juárez from 1993 to 2012. In the 1990's, the city had several industrial parks and hundreds of maquiladoras (foreign owned manufacturing companies on the U.S.-Mexico border). Job opportunities lured between 50,000-70,000 citizens, paying $5-7 a shift. Population growth and the meager wages led to the growth of the drug market in the mid-1990s. Many victims of the drug violence were poor and worked in the maquilas. Cardona captures the experience and culture of working inside the maquilas and the individual lives affected by the industry.
15.80 linear feet
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