Las familias merecen estar unidas by Natalie Baur

Medium:
Rolleicord medium format camera (circa 1950s) on Kodak TMax400 black and white film

 Members of Nuevos Comienzos and Deportados Unidos carry signs they have made for the protest against family separations in front of the US Embassy in Mexico City on June 30, 2018. The two organizations operate in Mexico City to help deportees readjust to their new lives in Mexico. Many arrive not knowing anyone or knowing anything about life in Mexico, having lived nearly their entire lives in the US before being deported.

Members of Nuevos Comienzos and Deportados Unidos carry signs they have made for the protest against family separations in front of the US Embassy in Mexico City on June 30, 2018. The two organizations operate in Mexico City to help deportees readjust to their new lives in Mexico. Many arrive not knowing anyone or knowing anything about life in Mexico, having lived nearly their entire lives in the US before being deported.

 An organizer from Deportados Unidos rallies the crowd in a peaceful demonstration against family separations outside the US Embassy in Mexico City. Many shared their own stories of deportation and separation, in English and in Spanish. 

An organizer from Deportados Unidos rallies the crowd in a peaceful demonstration against family separations outside the US Embassy in Mexico City. Many shared their own stories of deportation and separation, in English and in Spanish. 

 Protesters make signs for the peaceful protest against family separations and the Trump administration's zero tolerance border policies. The bilingual signs and the sound of English and Spanish in the air that day was a reflection of the new demographics of the United States.

Protesters make signs for the peaceful protest against family separations and the Trump administration's zero tolerance border policies. The bilingual signs and the sound of English and Spanish in the air that day was a reflection of the new demographics of the United States.

 Cris Guzman holds a flyer for a deportee assistance group he volunteers with in Mexico City. Cris was recently deported from the United States, leaving behind his family and young children. He was brought to the US as an infant and when he arrived in Mexico, he knew nothing of his country of origin. Today he continues adjusting to his new life, finding work in a bilingual call center and working on his dream of attending college to become an engineer.

Cris Guzman holds a flyer for a deportee assistance group he volunteers with in Mexico City. Cris was recently deported from the United States, leaving behind his family and young children. He was brought to the US as an infant and when he arrived in Mexico, he knew nothing of his country of origin. Today he continues adjusting to his new life, finding work in a bilingual call center and working on his dream of attending college to become an engineer.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

    Natalie M. Baur is a photographer, writer and documentarian based in Mexico City, where she recently completed a Fulbright research fellowship. She has worked in various archival collections that document immigrant and exile communities, and currently serves as Digital Preservation Librarian at El Colegio de México. 

 

Natalie M. Baur is a photographer, writer and documentarian based in Mexico City, where she recently completed a Fulbright research fellowship. She has worked in various archival collections that document immigrant and exile communities, and currently serves as Digital Preservation Librarian at El Colegio de México.