Promised Land is a series of landscapes along the US Mexico Border, and portraits of those whose lives have been affected by American policies implemented since the construction of the border wall. In an attempt to shed light on the lives that are impacted, I am photographing along the US/Mexico border from Boca Chica in the Gulf of Mexico to the border of Tijuana on the west coast.
I am working with a large format 8x10 camera to create these images. Utilizing its slowness as an asset, I am able to spend time with each person who sits in front of my lens, hearing their stories. If I am photographing the landscape, I must wait in that place for the light.
To create these images, I am volunteering with humanitarian aid groups on either side of the border. I have photographed and worked with migrants, nuns, volunteers, border patrol, groups that leave water on known migrant trails, and groups who search for missing migrants in the desert of the United States.
Promised Land is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Promised Land must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. To donate and for more information, visit: