Border Cantos

Cultural landscapes are different from regular landscapes in one big way. Cultural landscapes reveal what the area is like to live in and what is used in the area. Richard Misrach points this out in his photography. He has a series of these in his Border Cantos series. His goals for the series is to show how border patrol acts around the border wall and  how the border crossers react to the border patrol’s actions. It is interesting how it is very different how the border is different in the four states it is in. It is funny to know people can just go around the wall like nothing in some areas. I like how Misrach’s collaborator Guillermo Galindo turns things Misrach discovers into musical instruments. I fine that very creative. In his series, it seems the border patrol are depicted negatively and the border crossers are reacting to the challenges in ver effective and creative ways.

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