Documentary Photographer

"Illegal Aliens"?
Crossing the Border

These images were taken while traveling with the crew, on a border crossing.

The gentlemen left their villages in rural Queretero, boarded a bus to a border town in Sonora, waited three days in a shack for a coyote to guide under the border fence and through the vast Sonoran desert.

After one full day and night of walking, we arrived in the Papago Reservation where another coyote drove us to the orchards near Phoenix, as the men hid piled up on the floor of the car.

Throughout the journey, the men demonstrated their strength, patience and cooperation, in order to make the arduous commute to work in the USA, to support the families they missed back home in Mexico.