A visual pathway along the border wall

When you see it from the air, it’s almost mesmerizing. There’s a fence, but there’s also mountains and hills and deserts and cities along the U.S-Mexico border. It’s obvious, of course. Up close, this fence divides towns, paths, vegetation, human and animal life so concretely.

At a time when the political discourse is centered around building more wall, I can’t really help but wonder how would these photos I took look like without it and how geography here has been shaped by a snake-looking fence along over 2,000 miles.

– Almudena Toral, 2019 U.S.-Mexico IWMF fellow