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.