Visual Border Studies

The Visual Border Studies Collection includes materials from local photographers, popular media, and other print materials that represent the culture, ecology, and social dynamics of South Texas. The collection will eventually include photographs and videos by Miguel Díaz-Barriga, a visual anthropologist, on farmers markets, organic farming, and the culture of food in South Texas. With Rey Leal (photographer) and Ashley Leal (anthropologist), we organized an exhibit on the lives of veterans that included an opening reception at the Border Studies Archive in Spring 2012. With BSA Curator Margaret E. Dorsey, collection staff archived photographs by Scott Nicol, a professor of art, about the construction and environmental impacts of the US-Mexico Border Wall. In June 2015, Dorsey and Diaz-Barriga curated an international exhibit in New York on art and the border wall, where many of Scott Nicol's photographs were displayed alongside the work of artists and scholars such as Lupe A. Flores, another donor whose photography and digital testimonio documents the effects of border security in Hidalgo County. Flores and Nicol's works are also part of the Border Wall and Border Security Collection.


Interviews

Interview clip with Saul and Diana Padilla of Yahweh's All Natural Farm and Garden Interview clip with Saul and Diana Padilla of Yahweh's All Natural Farm and Garden

Interview clip with Saul and Diana Padilla of Yahweh's All Natural Farm and Garden

An interview clip with Gabino Martínez, a Bracero An interview clip with Gabino Martínez, a Bracero

An interview clip with Gabino Martínez, a Bracero

World on the move: Talk on Human Migration and Displacement World on the move: Talk on Human Migration and Displacement

World on the move: Talk on Human Migration and Displacement


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