Rebecca A. Kandel
November 15 – December 15, 2011
Opening Reception: November 17, 2011 – 5PM – 9 PM
BORDERLINE is a portrait of the fence that divides the United States and Mexico as seen through the eyes of those who come into contact with it on a daily basis.
Rebecca A. Kandel has traveled from the westernmost side of the border — where the fence literally runs off into the ocean into the middle of the country, where it at times simply disappears — interviewing and photographing those who represent all sides of the immigration debate.
From Border Patrol agents, to “coyotes,” to human rights workers, to vigilantes determined to take matters into their own hands, each person speaks passionately about his point of view on the subject.
REBECCA A. KANDEL is a photographer, designer and teacher currently living in California. A Hampshire college graduate with a Masters from California Institute of the Arts, she documents issues of immigration, US/Latin American relations and youth struggles.
Other projects include El Hospital, La Carcel o El Cementerio, the life of deported gang members in El Salvador.
Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally and can be seen in a number of published works.