Susan Harbage Page on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Susan Harbage Page on the U.S.-Mexico Border

UNC-CH professor and artist Susan Harbage Page captures objects—such as a wallet, a lone argyle sock and scraps of fabric and paper—left behind as migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexican border in a series of photographs. These items are no longer possessions but rather documents testifying to a life that has moved on, reminding us of what else may have been left behind: family, friends, and home. They serve as haunting reminders of the past as well as symbols of hope for the future.
Her exhibit was recently on display at the Nasher Museum at Duke. For more info, check out: http://nasher.duke.edu/exhibitions/la...

Some of the footage used in this video is from UNC-Global's "Walking the Border: A Photographic Intervention by Susan Harbage Page," produced by Michelle May. 
To learn more, you can watch that video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCs9IU...

This event is part of a weekly series hosted by the BorderWork(s) Lab, in conjunction with the "Humanitarian Challenges: Borders, Environments, and Rights Focus" cluster. The series is also co-sponsored by the FHI and Duke Human Rights Center @ FHI.