Ana’s work documents the fascinating and harsh life in the space along the U.S./Mexico border, where people inhabit handmade ephemeral dwelling called Nongos and work everyday to survive despite the violence committed against them by police and others. Her photos illustrate the longing and the hope that exists in a space where nature, life and death, intersect with urban poverty.
The exhibition will consist of:
– Large scale reprints of medium format photographs taken with an Holga lomographic camera
-A collaborative journal made by the residents of the Tijuana River canal, over the span of 2 1/2 years, with text and photographs taken with disposable cameras provided by Ana, in an effort to document their own reality and experience.
– A collection of objects given to the artist as gifts by residents of the canal. An example of the simplicity of the value of intention, and more reasons to humanize the people who inhabit this space