- Year: 2012
- Place: New Mexico
- Land: United States (34.5708167,-105.993007) centr.
- Category: Economy, Resources/ Energy/ Nuclear/ Fossil, and Technology/ Infrastructure/ Traffic
- Artist: Bergera, Iñaki
Land of Birth: Spain
With the photographic series TWENTYSIX GASOLINE STATIONS, Bergera preserves the former independent petrol stations in time that are left in the American Southwest from the era before the global oil companies came to dominate the gasoline market. >>
“As a young European foreigner, to be able to discover these still standing road ‘ruins’ in the territory means having had the opportunity to experience and reporting a personal encounter with an iconic and emblematic element of the American automobile culture that, despite of being abandoned, is nevertheless alive and kept timeless, like dissected by the strong Southwest sunlight and dust.” (Iñaki Bergera) >>