Magnum Foundation

Magnum Foundation

  Pictured:      Mexican resentment runs high in the border towns. Children walk along the memorial wall, known locally as “the scar”, on their way home from school. Tijuana. 2006, Larry Towell/Magnum Photos.      
 For the month of May,  Magnum Foundation  will be showcasing work from the  Magnum Photos  archive to highlight issues in the immigration debate as part of our  La Ruta  project.  
 When  Larry Towell  was in Tijuana in 2006, he was documenting construction of the new U.S. border wall designed to keep out migrants. It was believed then that over 3,000 migrants had died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Today, only six years later,  ACLU  estimates that over 5,000 have perished. 
 Larry remembers that while he was shooting that day, a child came by carrying a colorful umbrella. She used it to keep her balance on the curb as she walked between on-coming traffic and the memorial wall. 
 To get involved, sign up for updates from the  Border Network for Human Rights  or the  ACLU . 

Pictured: Mexican resentment runs high in the border towns. Children walk along the memorial wall, known locally as “the scar”, on their way home from school. Tijuana. 2006, Larry Towell/Magnum Photos. 

For the month of May, Magnum Foundation will be showcasing work from the Magnum Photos archive to highlight issues in the immigration debate as part of our La Ruta project. 

When Larry Towell was in Tijuana in 2006, he was documenting construction of the new U.S. border wall designed to keep out migrants. It was believed then that over 3,000 migrants had died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Today, only six years later, ACLU estimates that over 5,000 have perished.

Larry remembers that while he was shooting that day, a child came by carrying a colorful umbrella. She used it to keep her balance on the curb as she walked between on-coming traffic and the memorial wall.

To get involved, sign up for updates from the Border Network for Human Rights or the ACLU