Mexico-United States border wall | Head On Photo Festival

Mexico-United States border wall

Photographer's Name: 
James Ross

A Honduran migrant peers across the border into the US from Tijuana. The inverted flag tied to the border wall that once represented the so-called shining city of hope is symbolic of the human struggle, calling for help from those fleeing persecution and seeking political asylum. This image aptly depicts the ongoing struggle within the American political system; President Trump's focus on political symbolism rather than reforming and improving migration policy. 

Festival Year: 
2019