The Addendum

Richard Misrach on the U.S.-Mexico Border


All the photographs are about found objects — shotgun shells from a Border Patrol shooting range, a soccer ball, a boot, a Spanish translation of Doctor Zhivago — that are banal but laden with meaning. I’m always on the lookout for the anomalous…. It wasn’t until several months later… that I understood what I saw. Whenever I go to the desert, I discover things that are unusual. I may not know what they are, but I know a potent narrative will follow in the months or years ahead.

Richard Misrach. “Border Signs.” The California Sunday Magazine.

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