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Before the Border by David Lynch

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Before the Border by David Lynch

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Before the Border by David Lynch

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Before the Border: Photographs from the Caravan Series by David W. Lynch. A Work in Progress from the Migration Project


Migration is one of the central issues of our time, affecting every populated continent. David W. Lynch, a documentary photographer since 1992, has traveled three times to Mexico since late 2018 to photograph “The Caravans”—thousands of people from Central America who have walked away from their homes, some desperately seeking asylum and safety in the U.S., others searching for economic opportunity. Together they march toward an uncertain future.

Lynch’s photographs, arresting and breathtaking in their utter humanity, reject the idea that there is a monolithic story about “The Caravans,” or the issue of migration as a single subject. Lynch has created a powerful body of work that offers a glimpse into the migrants’ individual stories as humans.

The project is far from complete. Lynch aims to return for a fourth time to the U.S.-Mexico border to document those touched by migration on both sides. Describing his project’s evolution, Lynch says he also hopes to capture, “the faces of hard-working people in government agencies, who for the most part are doing their best in difficult circumstances, sometimes under withering public criticism, and staff members at non-profits working to aid people in situations of extreme hardship. And of course…the faces of the asylum seekers who will successfully navigate the system, and of those who will be classed as economic migrants, and be turned away.”

Pre-order copies are available now. The artist will sign all pre-order copies. You may pick up at the publication party (see below), or have your books shipped.

This powerful work will be released Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. A publication party, photo exhibit, and reception for the artist will be held on that date at Arundel Books in Seattle.

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