Tuesday, December 3, 2019

El Sueño Americano | The American Dream: Photographs by Tom Kiefer

Blanca

Tom Kiefer’s “Diary,” 2018. The note starts, “Blanca I want you to know that I have loved you since I met you” and ends with “I will be yours forever.” (Tom Kiefer/Redux Pictures)

Tom Kiefer, a former janitor at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in southern Arizona, collected and photographed belongings seized from migrants between 2003 and 2014, Makeda Easter writes in the Los Angeles Times. More than 100 of his photographs are now on display at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Yet one of the show’s biggest tragedies, according to Skirball curator Laura Mart, is that “we have no way of knowing really who these people are, who carried these things, what happened to them, and what they’re doing now.”  

Here is more about the exhibition "El Sueño Americano | The American Dream: Photographs by Tom Kiefer."

 

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2019/12/el-sue%C3%B1o-americano-the-american-dream-photographs-by-tom-kiefer.html

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