Sign of the times: a great review of my exhibition at IMAS Museum in McAllen, Texas (let alone the unforgivably awful reproduction of my work). I definitely like to get all the attention for my La Frontera project and the participants, so Thank You The Monitor!! But before anybody starts going to the museum in McAllen, beware, the exhibition happened 6 years ago, in 2014
The exhibition was initiated by former IMAS director Joseph Bravo and wonderfully curated by Ben Martinez.
My photo of photographer Tochiro Gallegos in Reynosa, Mexico, in TOPOS magazine.
My images from the LA FRONTERA: Artists along the US-Mexican Border project were published in German Kursbuch #194 June 2nd 2018, on 16 pages, with an introduction by Alexander Gutzmer…
More pages and photos of artists in the story: https://borderartists.com/category/x-news-about-la-frontera-project-x/
FAZ Germany; story about the La Frontera book:
TAZ Germany; story about the La Frontera book:
La Frontera The book
My book about artists along the US-Mexican border will be published in Frankfurt, Germany, on May 6th by Edition Faust, 232 pages.
For this project I documented the cultural activities in what used to be some of the world’s most dangerous cities along the US-Mexican border.
I photographed 180 artists and art supporters along the entire 2000 miles long divide to show the vibrant cultural side of a region that is usually portrayed by the international media with the sole focus on violent crime.
The book has 180 photographs, the texts are in German and Spanish. The introduction was written by New York based journalist Claudia Steinberg.
With Texts by Claudia Bodin, Orfa Alarcon, Dolores Dorantes, Rogelio Guedea, Yuri Herrera and David Toscana.
On the cover: photographer and activist Raechel Running at the border in Agua Prieta, Mexico.
I am very pleased to announce the La Frontera exhibition at Photoville 2014, New York’s premier photo destination !!
September 18-28 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5. Photoville opening days/times
“Housed inside (and out) of repurposed shipping containers, Photoville 2014 will present more than 50 photo exhibitions & outdoor installations in partnership with a carefully selected group of programming partners from around the globe. Addressing a wide range of issues, Photoville is a unique venue for photographers and audiences to connect through the power of visual storytelling.
One of the largest photographic events in New York City, Photoville offers a heady mix of curated exhibitions running the gamut from seasoned photojournalists and high-profile print publications, to graduate student showcases, and fine art practitioners.”
The La Frontera exhibition @ Photoville is supported by The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC and New York, BRIC Media House Booklyn and Luxlab, New York.
La Frontera on BBC
The BBC published some of my portraits of my project ‘La Frontera: artists along the US Mexican border’ on their NEWS in Pictures today: http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-26747440
These artists from the border are featured: Libre Gutierrez /Tijuana, Efren De La Cruz /Mexicali,Alonso Delgadillo /Tijuana, Humberto Ramirez/Reynosa, Anna Cruz /Ciudad Juarez, Jellyfish Colectivo / Ciudad Juarez, Pablo Llana / Tijuana, Patricia Ruiz Bayon /Matamoros, Monica Lozano / Ciudad Juarez, Raechel Running / Aqua Prieta, Siki Carpio /Tijuana, and Tochirock Gallegos, Reynosa.— with Libre Gutierrez, Efren De La Cruz, Alonso Delgadillo, Humberto Jimenez, Anna Cruz,Jellyfish Colectivo, Pablo Llana, Siki Carpio,Tochiro Gallegos Fotografía, Tochirock Gallegos,Raechel Running and Monica Lozano.
LA FRONTERA images on NYTimes.com
Images from my LA FRONTERA project appeared in last Sundays art section of The New York Times and on NYTimes.com:
LA FRONTERA project featured on Wired.com !! :)))
The story of the LA FRONTERA project in German TRIP magazin (published April 23/2013):
Read story or listen to audio clip: http://www.fronterasdesk.org/news/2013/jan/24/brookyn-photographer-documents-artists-mexico/
AVE magazine is published in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The magazine introduced my work and the borderartists webpage to the readers of it’s blog today.
Full story here