Trump Revolution: Immigration
Through photos, words and multimedia, an exhibition on view at Bronx Documentary Center in New York, entitled “Trump Revolution: Immigration”, documents the current U.S. president’s overturning of decades of American immigration policy and law, and its profound effects on American society and the lives of millions of immigrants.
This is the first in a year-long series of Trump Revolution exhibitions examining America’s societal and political transformation, one whose speed, reach and consequences are unmatched in our country’s history. From February through November 2020, the BDC will present exhibitions on the following themes: nationalism, climate change, foreign policy, and the media. It features work by Greg Constantine, Kholood Eid, John Moore, Luis Antonio Rojas, Elliot Ross, Griselda San Martin, Cinthya Santos-Briones, and Laura Saunders.
The exhibition is curated by the Bronx Documentary Center’s Exhibition Coordinator Cynthia Rivera, and Executive Director Michael Kamber. “Trump Revolution: Immigration” also features “LINEA: The Border Project” by Magnum Photographers. In May 2019, they spent two weeks either side of the US-Mexico border in San Diego, Tijuana, Juarez and El Paso. Many have returned to the region since and continue to document an ever-evolving story.
Participating Magnum photographers stated: “LINEA: The Border Project’ was created to go beyond the conventions of an often melodramatic news cycle and the relentless political posturing that has defined public understanding of the Mexico-USA border. We are interested in the subtlety, complexity, humanity and beauty of the region and its people. We made this work and this show to reflect these ideas, and will bring it to public spaces across both countries and the political divide inside the USA. In an era of of polarizing rhetoric and relentless attempts at dehumanizing the other, we hope our work can serve as a counterpoint and an antidote.”