May 21, 2024


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©Helen Klebesadel, The Watchers. Watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 inches. Used with permission.

Juxtapoz Magazine – Ken Light’s Photographs of Migrants on the US-Mexico Border

Among 1983 and 1987 alongside the California/Mexico border, Ken Light-weight took his Hasselblad camera and flash and rode together with US Border Patrol agents in the middle of the night as they combed the Otay Mesa hunting for “illegal aliens.” He was there when they have been apprehended – captured by authorities as properly as the photographer’s flash. The black and white visuals are stark, impromptu mug photographs in the desert, taken at a second of extraordinary vulnerability, when hope gave way to despair, migrants caught in a cruel video game of disguise and search for.

In piercing phrases and in strobe-lit pictures caught against the dark of night time, Midnight La Frontera’s immediacy underscores the battle and defiance of people who make the perilous hike for days and weeks in search of the American Dream.

“The stretch in between Tijuana and San Diego is very long. Pretty long. And it is as treacherous as it is lovely. It is unlikely that any one who has at any time crossed it will conveniently overlook it. Its desert-like landscape is certain to carve by itself equally on to overall body and soul.” —José Ángel Navejas

Ken Gentle, a freelance documentary photographer for in excess of fifty several years, and a Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the University of California, Berkeley, focuses on social challenges going through America. A receiver of a Guggenheim Fellowship, his function has been published in twelve textbooks, in journals, exhibitions and a lot of anthologies, exhibition catalogs and a wide variety of media, digital and motion photo.

For more data, visit artintersection.comMidnight La Frontera is published as a book by TBW.