Academic journal article Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy

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Academic journal article Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy

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Featured Photographs

The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy is proud to continue featuring creative work by Latino artists. This effort began in volume 19 as a way to visually represent the heterogeneity of Hispanic culture and to offer insight into the complex history and vast scope of political issues relevant to Latinos throughout the country.

The pictures depicting life on the Mexico-United States border were contributed by the Border Film Project. The Border Film Project is a collaborative art project giving disposable cameras to two groups on different sides of the border: undocumented migrants crossing the desert into the United States and American Minutemen trying to stop them. The pictures show the human face of immigration, and intend to challenge the viewer to question stereotypes and see through new and personal lenses. Migrant photographers were recruited through shelters and humanitarian organizations on the Mexican side of the border. Cameras were distributed to Minutemen volunteers at observation sites in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California.

This volume highlights life through Cuba, El Salvador, and Puerto Rico, as well as life on the Mexico/United States border. The pictures for Cuba, El Salvador, and Puerto Rico were contributed by students at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Mexico-U.S. Border

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Camera #238 distributed in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. Photographers: Armando, 38, and Javier, 24. Migrated from Mexico City and Hermosillo. Crossed New Mexico desert on Christmas. Camera mailed from Deming, New Mexico.

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Camera #375 distributed in Naco, Sonora, Mexico. …

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