Past Exhibition

LINEA: The Border Project at The Bronx Documentary Center, NY

A group project on the Mexico-US border by Magnum photographers will feature in a new exhibition, Trump Revolution: Immigration

Traveling along the U.S./Mexico border in Tijuana. Mexico. May, 2019. © Jim Goldberg and Cristina de Middel/Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini MEXICO. Tijuana. May 2019.
San ysidro border crossing.
Borderline Magnum project. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell MEXICO. Caborca, Sonora. 2019. Bullet-ridden car caught in Sinaloa cartel shoot-out. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos
Alessandra Sanguinetti MEXICO. Tijuana. 2019. Pro Amore Shelter. © Alessandra Sanguinetti | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Mexico, near Ixmiquilpan, 2019/4. “Migrant Experience” reenacting of a night march of Mexican illegal migrants to the US, organized by Eco Parc Alberto holiday resort for a group of about 100 Mexic (...)
Carolyn Drake USA. Presidio, Texas. 2019. Alley off O Reilly Street.

(Collaboration with Andres Gonzalez.) © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Matt Black USA. Calexico, California. 2019. Border fence. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Rafal Milach Mexico, Baja California, Tijuana 05.2019 A set of tools found at the flea market by the Mexican - U.S. border wall. On February 23rd 2018, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office published (...)
Cristina de Middel MEXICO. Tijuana. May, 2019. Migrants are given a number to wait in line in order to have their documents processed as asilum seekers. The Mexican authorities are in charge of filtering all the requ (...)
Lua Ribeira MEXICO. Tijuana. 2019. Park on the USA-Mexico border. From the project "La Jungla" © Lua Ribeira | Magnum Photos
Peter van Agtmael MEXICO. Tecate. 2019. A woman singing at a cafe by the Mexico-USA border. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos
Mark Power USA. California. San Diego. San Ysidro. Jehovah’s witnesses targeting Mexican citizens heading back over the border. May 7th 2019. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur USA. California. 2019. A page of the scrapbook of Hazel Sheckler. Otay Mountain. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
David Alan Harvey USA. San Diego, CA. 2019. Low Rider Community in Barrio Logan, near Chicano Park. © David Alan Harvey | Magnum Photos

In May 2019 Magnum Photographers spent two weeks either side of the US-Mexico border in San Diego, Tijuana, Juarez and El Paso. Many have returned to the region since and continue to document an ever-evolving story.

LINEA: The Border Project was created to go beyond the conventions of an often melodramatic news cycle and the relentless political posturing that has defined public understanding of the Mexico-USA border. We are interested in the subtlety, complexity, humanity and beauty of the region and its people. We made this work and this show to reflect these ideas, and will bring it to public spaces across both countries and the political divide inside the USA. In an era of polarizing rhetoric and relentless attempts at dehumanizing the other, we hope our work can serve as a counterpoint and an antidote.

Work from this project will feature for the first time in an exhibition titled Trump Revolution: Immigration, that will take place at the Bronx Documentary Center from February 15 – March 29, 2020. Through photos, words and multimedia, the exhibition documents the current president’s overturning of decades of American immigration policy and law, and its profound effects on American society and the lives of millions of immigrants. This is the first in a year-long series of Trump Revolution exhibitions examining America’s societal and political transformation, one whose speed, reach and consequences are unmatched in the country’s history.

Magnum Photographers featured in the exhibition will include Antoine d’Agata, Olivia Arthur, Matt Black, Carolyn Drake in collaboration with Andres Gonzalez, Thomas Dworzak, Jim Goldberg, David Alan Harvey, Cristina De Middel, Rafal Milach, Mark Power, Paolo Pellegrin, Lua Ribeira, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Jerome Sessini, Larry Towell and Peter van Agtmael.

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