Friday Faves: My personal picks of (mostly) unpublished images from the archive…
Having spent the summers of his youth doing farmwork in the U.S., the closing and militarization of the border is an offensive concept to Jose Luis as he waits in Altar, Mexico, for his next opportunity to cross the border. “We don’t want to live in America – you don’t need to fear us. We just want to do the jobs your people won’t do and then go home…” He added, “but we must stay because crossing the border is too difficult.”
Taken February 2006 in Altar, Mexico, while on a trans-cultural study experience for seminary and gathering still images for Rebecca Woods’ documentary, “Beyond Borders: Faith and Action in the Arizona Desert.”
More images from Altar and my Borderlinks experience are available in the Border Lives – Mexico 2006 gallery.
Camera: Leica M6 w/50mm Summilux.