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Month: May 2021

E M P A T H Y

US/MX Border from the series Door Sketches
Old Entry to Tijuana Mexico from the series Door Sketches
Visits: 782

City Of Migrants

Tijuana has always been a city of migrants searching for a better quality of life. This includes the opportunity to cross to the other side_(USA) or staying in the city and finding a job in the manufacturing industry (which represents almost 50% of the economy) or in the service sector that is supported by leisure tourism, medical tourism or the culinary industry.

Today, the city is experiencing a new flow of migrants from Central America and the Caribbean. As organized groups, they have settled at the ports of entry between the San Diego and Tijuana border hoping that the Biden administration will deal with their plea in a more human way. These images are of the current and growing migrant camp in Tijuana that includes families, young adults, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable human beings.

Visits: 343

Deep Deuce

Deep Deuce es una colonia histórica en la ciudad de Oklahoma. Desde el siglo XX la mayoría de sus habitantes han sido afro-americanos, fue una comunidad donde se tocó mucho el jazz, donde Martin Luther King dio un gran discurso en la Calgary Baptist Church antes que lo hiciera en Washington (1963).

En la década de los 80’s y como en muchas ciudades de Estados Unidos, se construyó una carretera (por donde pasaba una via de tren) que dividió a la comunidad en dos partes. Hoy estas dos partes son desiguales, la del Oeste y más cercana al centro de la ciudad ha tenido un desarrollo urbano “progresivo” convirtiéndole en un barrio hípster con nuevos edificios de vivienda, cafés, cervecerías (de 9 dlls por pinta) entre otros “amenities”. Mientras el lado Este está olvidado con la mayoría de sus casa y comercios históricos derrumbados, una zona donde solo quedan pocas casas y pequeñas construcciones adaptadas en guarderías y centro comunitarios. Esta es la realidad del desarrollo sin ciudad, urbanismo de mercado, gentrificación, racismo y olvido.

Deep Deuce is a historic settlement in Oklahoma City. Since the twentieth century, most of its inhabitants have been African Americans, it was a community where jazz was played, where Martin Luther King gave a great speech at the Calgary Baptist Church before the one in Washington D.C. (1963).


In the ’80s and as in many cities in the United States, a highway was built (where a railroad used to pass) that divided the community into two zones. Today these zones are unequal, the west side is closer to downtown has gone through “progressive” urban development turning it into a hipster neighborhood with new residential buildings, cafes, breweries (9 dollars per pint) among other “amenities”. While the east side has been forgotten and most of its historic houses and businesses demolished. Only a few houses and small buildings have been adapted into daycare and community centers. This is the reality of development without urbanism, market development, gentrification, racism, and complete oblivion.

Visits: 470