Fishermen from Mexico maneuver their boat on the Rio Grande River. Many families continue to use the river for swimming and recreation, it’s not just for military exercises.
Two men bathe their horses in the Rio Grande while shooing away the Homeland Security helicopter because it was spooking their animals. It’s easy to forget that millions of people call the border home and to many of them, the river is still a place to cool off and unwind. NYC friends: come see me talk about this photo and others at @popupmagazine tonight! x
Photos by @dominicbracco, @brianlfrank, and @kirstenluce The small communities of San Gregorio and Santa Cruz Acalpixca were heavily damaged by the 7.1 earthquake that killed hundreds in Mexico. In the days after the quake the three of us set out to take a look at the response effort there. The streets usually packed with partygoers and trucks carrying flowers, were instead choked with aid. Volunteers brought in goods to the more difficult areas to access on bicycles or motorbikes. Hundreds of volunteers sorted clothes, water, and food for the families whose homes were destroyed. #fuerzamexico