Roberto Tejada and Dale Smith

This interview takes place in 2009 for the online journal Viz wherein these two poets discuss the release of Tejada’s National Camera: Photography and Mexico’s Image Environment. They both delve into the rehearsals of alternative and complex histories within this book which consist of the photographic medium, cultural studies, and philosophy, among other seemingly disparate fields. The mapmaking aspect of Tejada’s book is a more open-ended archive for thinking of the photographic medium’s cartographic capacity for questioning seemingly unrelated subjects to merge at the borders of seeing.