Young women in the Rio Grande Valley all have a different relationship with the border: some cross daily, and some are afraid to cross at all. Like the border itself, these women are not reduced to an evocative headline. Their lives are nuanced and diverse and reflect the communities in which they live. Co-curated by Jasmine DeFoore and Sarah Sudhoff.
Gaby Brown, 15, attends her qinceañera., 2019, Archival pigment print, 30 x 40in
Carolina Sierra, 15, and her boyfriend Juan Carlos Ruvalcaba, 15, hang out at the mall. Carolina lives in Brownsville while her boyfriend crosses the bridge to visit her from Matamoros., 2019, Archival pigment print, 16 x 20in
Gwen Burnias, 17, prepares to welcome her baby with her boyfriend Michael, 16., 2019, archival pigment print, 16x20 inches