A massive dump site in the Upper Altar Valley, Arizona

Artist: Julián Cardona

A massive dump site in the Upper Altar Valley, Arizona; illegal immigrants meet representatives of their smugglers (coyotes) after a 40 mile walk through the desert; they are told to strip, dump their old clothes, packs and jugs of water, and put on new, more “American”-looking clothes before traveling on to an urban stash house. Upper Altar Valley, Arizona, 2006

Size: 42 x 63 inches
Medium: Gelatin silver print

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A Massive Dump Site Julian Cardona