Linda (last name withheld to respect privacy) of Honduras gave birth to her baby in Mexico after being caught attempting to cross into the United States then deported to Reynosa with nothing. Rape of migrant women is rampant as the vulnerable population often become the prey of traffickers during their journey north in search of a better life for their families. Under current Trump administration policy, the United States government is taking these children from their parents in order to inflict further harm on women like Linda who vowed to get back to the US by any means necessary, for the sake of her child and regardless of the risks. #immigration #asylum
#Repost @taliaherman1 ・・・ If y’all missed the opening of Focal Points, come on out this evening from 6-8 to @sfcamerawork and heckle @brianlfrank and me as we talk about our work with @judywalgren thanks to @catchlight.io. Or just come and see some of the awesome work hanging by @tomasvh and @sarahblesener
Really excited at an opportunity to share some of my project this Thursday in San Francisco along with fellow grantees @tomasvh and @sarahblesener for the inaugural @catchlight.io exhibition “Focal Points.” Please join us for the opening reception May 3 from 6-8pm at @sfcamerawork 1011 Market Street where the work will be exhibited until June 30 along with work from the @everydaybayarea collective. After leading the gang unit on a high speed car chase, a young boy sits in custody while members of the unit chase his friends on foot through the surrounding Fresno neighborhood. No weapons were found on any of the boys and none were gang members. According to the boys, they ran because they were afraid of police.