A World Separated by Borders

Mexican photographer Alejandra Platt-Torres shared her powerful images of the people, the border, and the landscape between Arizona and Sonora in an exhibit at Arizona State Museum (on the University of Arizona campus); co-presented by UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. The exhibit ran from March 8 to October 19, 2013. The show was supported by the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson, Agri Packing Supply, Gobierno del Estado de Sonora, Jumex, Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucsón, The Offshore Group, and Tucson Mexico Sister Cities.

Alejandra Platt’s photos line the walkway to the Arizona State Museum. March 7, 2013 Alejandra Platt’s photos line the walkway to the Arizona State Museum. March 7, 2013 Tucson musician Salvador Duran performs for the exhibit opening on March 7, 2013. Deputy Consul Alfonso de Alba and Mexican Consul Juan Manuel Calderon-Jaimes at the exhibit opening on March 7, 2013. Guests view Alejandra Platt’s photos at the opening reception for “A World Separated by Borders” at the Arizona State Museum on March 7, 2013. Photographer Alejandra Platt and Associate Research Historian at the Southwest Center J.C. Mutchler. Confluencenter Director Dr. Javier Duran speaking at the opening reception for “A World Separated by Borders” at the Arizona State Museum on March 7, 2013. Photographer Alejandra Platt speaking at the opening reception for “A World Separated by Borders” at the Arizona State Museum on March 7, 2013. Carl Hanni and photographer Alejandra Platt. Photographer Alejandra Platt with Tucson musician Salvador Duran. Photographer Alejandra Platt with art writer and show curator Margaret Regan. (From left to right) Confluencenter Director Dr. Javier Duran, photographer Alejandra Platt, Marta Rosales, Consul Chad Cummins, ASM Curator of Exhibits Davison Packard Koenig, Francisco Vazquez. Mexican Consul Juan Manuel Calderon-Jaimes, photographer Alejandra Platt, Claudia Arevalo, Deputy Consul Alfonso de Alba. Mexican Consul Juan Manuel Calderon-Jaimes, George Ehnat, photographer Alejandra Platt, Deputy Consul Alfonso de Alba. Mexican Consul Juan Manuel Calderon-Jaimes, photographer Alejandra Platt, Consul Chad Cummins. Deputy Consul Alfonso de Alba, Confluencenter Director Dr. Javier Duran, Mexican Consul Juan Manuel Calderon-Jaimes, photographer Alejandra Platt, Consul Chad Cummins, Marta Rosales, ASM Curator of Exhibits Davison Packard Koenig, Claudia Arevalo. Poster advertising the events connected with the “World Separated by Borders” photography exhibit at the Arizona State Museum. The exhibit of Alejandra Platt-Torres’s photo showed March 7 through Oct. 19, 2013. Photo by Alejandra Platt. “ANTONIA” migrant daughter “waiting for” at the Grupo Beta. Agua Prieta, Sonora, México, 2010 Photo by Alejandra Platt. “PANCHITO” a migrant who lived in Arizona for a long time, he was deported and now he lives in Nogales, Sonora helping migrants with health and phone calls. Nogales, Sonora, México, 2011 Photo by Alejandra Platt.Nogales, Sonora, México, 2011  Patrulla Fronteriza, haciendo su trabajo...  Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, 2011  Border Patrol, doing their job... Photo by Alejandra Platt.  “HUMAN REPATRIATION” Women repatriation in the facilities of the Mexican Federal Government. Nogales, Sonora, México, 2011 Photo by Alejandra Platt. “HUMAN REPATRIATION” Juvenile human repatriation, they take them to a special State Building, they felt trap when they are in this building… Photo by Alejandra Platt.  There are also migrants in Nogales from other countries like China, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Russia, etc. Nogales, Sonora, México, 2011 Photo by Alejandra Platt. Malverde, a very important icon for the cartels from Sinaloa and for the migrants to be safe in their journey to cross the border. Hermosillo, Sonora, México, 2011 Photo by Alejandra Platt. “WAITING” for the train to go to Nogales to cross the border. Hermosillo, Sonora, México, 2011 Photo by Alejandra Platt. “PRAYING” Priest Prisciliano give to the migrants the blessing every day in his church so they can cross the border secure. Altar, Sonora, México, 2011 Photo by Alejandra Platt. My first encounter with a migrant object - a child’s jacket. This was near Coyote Tank. Santa Cruz, County, Arizona, 2010 Photo by Alejandra Platt. Condado de Santa Cruz, Arizona, EE.UU., 2010  La Virgen de Guadalupe con agua para los migrantes..Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA, 2010  Virgin of Guadalupe with water for migrants.... Photo by Alejandra Platt. “WATER” the most important thing that migrants have to carry to survive the walking journey, migrants from the center and south of México and other countries, do not know how many days they have to walked. Santa Cruz County. Photo by Alejandra Platt. “JOHN DOE” Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner Forensic Science Center. Tucson, Arizona, 2010 Photo by Alejandra Platt. Condado de Santa Cruz, Arizona, EE.UU., 2012  Pantalón... Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA, 2012  Pant... Photo by Alejandra Platt. “DULCE MATUZ” A Dreamer who born in Hermosillo, Sonora, México her mother bring her to Arizona when she was 15 years old. Phoenix, Arizona, 2012 Artwork advertising the Oct. 10, 2013 “On the Line: Border Images from Two Perspectives” with photographers Alejandra Platt-Torres and David Taylor in a forum moderated by Dr. Scott Whiteford. Graphic design by Sebastian Compos