In Irregular, photographer Ingrid Hernández analyzes the issue of housing in the irregular settlements of Tijuana, Baja California. The volume is made up of images of houses built with waste materials such as pieces of wood, sheet metal and plastic. Hernández’s work adopts an avant-garde position and analyzes the uses of spaces and objects within these dwellings, as well as reflecting people’s way of living and externalizing their desires.
In the prologue to this compendium, Alejandro Navarrete, visual producer, explains that viewers would be naïve to think that Hernández’s objective is to «exoticize» poverty, nothing could be more superficial, since the meaning of his photographs escapes the commonplace of the «aestheticization» of misery.
Ingrid Hernández’s photographic work is that of a failed objectivity because she manages to make photography both a mechanism of certainty and a mechanism of fiction.