- Written for City in Flux, a photobook by Carolina de la Cajiga -
A self-described creator and explorer, visual artist and photographer, Carolina de la Cajiga is foremost a storyteller. Her dogged passion for social justice, emphatic awareness of the human condition and an expansive knowledge of history combine to propel her creative expression through art and discourse.
No topic is too formidable for Carolina to confront: from contemporary feminism, political corruption, and racism, to the #resistance and catastrophic global crises.
As an analytical and perceptive observer, Carolina’s material is drawn from across the spectrum of human experience. Here, her exploration of the changing topography of a growing city fraught with complexities, reveals an artist attuned to our collective frustration. She has tapped a pervasive underlying discomfort, perhaps rage, with the evolving urban environment and associated power players.
Carolina’s manipulated images seek to inform and provoke, encourage self-reflection and dialogue. Whether the subject is controversial or quotidian, her insight and imaginings provide an endless source of artistic inspiration.