another Border as Backdrop

Thinking about how the border is often used as a backdrop for politicians to engage national issues of immigration and economics. My images emphasize not what has been put in in front of the backdrop by popular media outlets, but what is to the left of it, the right of it, far behind it. I purposefully leave it empty so the viewer is drawn to see the everyday space and landscape that is normally undifferentiated on our miniaturized backlit screens.

This is the backdrop in front of the brick historical marker at the start of the Chisholm Trail in Hope Park, Brownsville, Texas with the border wall behind it.

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