Border fence photos advocate for social justice and social chang

Border fence photos advocate for social justice and social change

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Mexicali, B.C.--These are the faces of Mexican migrants living in the United States and those living in Mexico.

The photographer said he aims to advocates for social justice and social change.

"They talk about the problems migrants have, poverty for instance, it's the same kind of poverty that brings family to take their children with them to work in Mexicali," David Bacon, "Beyond Borders" photographer said. "It's also the very same poverty that gets people to cross the border looking for work in the U.S."

Twenty images depicting border immigration issues are displayed on the border fence along the Mexico side at the Calexico port of entry.

"I feel great sadness in my heart," Isabella Cruz said. "What else can I say?"

The center for cultural investigation of the Autonomous University of Baja California and American photographer David Bacon worked together to bring the museum into a public space.

The center said the border fence is hated by many people on both sides of the border so they thought what a better way to ingrain the images of Immigration and Border issues into the minds of people who are waiting hours just to cross into U.S.

Some of the images show children working in farm fields of Mexico.

"I tell them, study, so you won't be treated that way," one man waiting in line to cross into the U.S. said.

The photographer said he hopes to take the images to other sections of the border in Baja California.

 

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