The Border Wall #01

2.000,00 3.400,00 

  • Limited Edition of 7: 100[cm] X 66.6[cm]
  • Limited Edition of 5: 60[cm] X 40[cm]
  • Archival 100% Cotton FineArt print
  • Signed Artwork
  • Certificate of Authenticity

The US-Mexico border wall on the sunset at Tijuana’s beach of December 2018, Mexico. On the American side, a US Border Patrol (USBP) car lights up the wall to avoid Central American migrants trying to cross the border.

Thousands of migrants have arrived at the US-Mexico border city of Tijuana after traveling more than 4,000 km from their home countries in Central America. Most of them are fleeing persecution, poverty, and violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador and are looking for a safer and better life in the United States. 

This photo is part of the project “The Border Wall,” commissioned by Yahoo News, and has been recognized with the 1st Prize at Picture of The Year International. It is also included in the portfolio awarded Photographer of the Year.



For Central American migrants who want to apply for asylum and enter legally in the USA, requests through the official port of entry are processed slowly and only a few per day, as authorities tighten up asylum rules. Migrants may face a long permanence in Mexico. Moreover, Tijuana was rated (by the Mexican think tank Seguridad Justicia y Paz) as the fifth most violent city in the world in 2017, with a higher murder rate than the Central American cities from which the migrants are escaping. All this makes things complicated for Central American migrants and many of them decide to cross illegally the US-Mexico wall and apply for asylum as soon as handed themselves in to Border Patrol agents (USBP) – a legal practice that, in recent years, had become common among Central American asylum seekers.

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the migrants, calling them an “invasion”, which he said threatened to “overrun” the US. He sent troops to the border, authorized the use of force, and threatened to shut down the frontier if the migrant caravans are not stopped. He issued an order denying the possibility of asylum to migrants crossing the southern border illegally – but that order has since been halted by a US federal judge.

The artwork is delivered unframed, with the signed certificates of authenticity included. The photograph is printed in the archival 100% cotton FineArt paper Epson Hot Press Bright 310gsm, using the highest quality archival inks.

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