Photo by @kadirvanlohuizen / @noorimages | This weekend, Kadir van Lohuizen is taking over the NOOR instagram.
"I will be posting images from the archive for the next two weeks, documenting migration in the America’s in 2011. Hopefully this selection will provide insight into the stories that have taken place in and around the border between the United States and Mexico, which is now being solidified by president Donald Trump. Despite the protests and lawsuits filed by sixteen states in the U.S., the building of the multi-billion-dollar wall is still moving forward and was partially completed many years ago already, dividing families and harming wildlife. The wall was built mostly in urban regions, leading migrants to walk into more remote areas, finding places where they could cross. Especially in Arizona this has resulted in many deaths, as people ran out of water in the desert. Originally these images were part of Via PanAm, my long-term project for which I travelled 40.000 km along the Pan-American Highway, through 15 countries, following and visualizing the stories of communities, regions, and societies. This project was made possible with the gracious support of @nikoneurope.
Caption: Mexico, Arriga, 2011, Migrants from central America are waiting in Arriaga for the cargo train to arrive. They will travel on the roof of the train to the US. Many stay in so-called safe houses where the smugglers bring them to. - 1 hour ago