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    Monday, March 20, 2006

    Border Crossings

    The Border Film Project is an intriguing double looking-glass venture into the migrants vs. miltiamen world of the U.S. border. The BFP distributed over 400 disposable cameras to undocumented migrants crossing the desert into the U.S. and the Minutemen militia guys trying to catch them. The cameras were all sent back to the project headquarters in prepaid, self-adressed envelopes. They gave empty Walmart gift cards to the photographers and put money onto them when their cameras came back an incentive-- which seemed to be working, there are over 1500 photographs so far. The pictures are amazing and truly show what life is like on the border. My favorite part is the eerie comparison between shots. We are one people and there should be a solution to this...(personal feelings aside) Would love to have your thoughts on this..
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