Palmer Luckey, who recently parted ways with Facebook after funding a controversial Donald Trump-supporting meme group, is now developing advanced border surveillance technology, it has been reported. His system would be cheaper to build than Mr Trump’s proposed Mexico border wall, according to people familiar with the plans. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, an adviser to […]

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The original estimate of the wall is $20 billion, but assuming the wall will be 40 feet high and span 1,300 miles, Johnson suspects covering the entire wall in photovoltaic panels will require 13.4 million panels, or 4.6 gigawatts, and cost an additional $7.6 billion– a 38% increase to the original $20 billion estimate –including […]

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The world leaders met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. They had previously scheduled a meeting for the early months of Mr Trump’s presidency, but cancelled over disagreements about the border wall. read more

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A las afueras de San Buenaventura, Coahuila, hay un predio solitario con bardas de block, rafagueadas todas con ametralladora, al que la gente de acá ha bautizado con el nombre de “La escuela”. Algunos dicen que porque todavía hace unos tres años, este sitio era usado por los Zetas, el cártel más peligroso y sanguinario […]

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It matters little what they are called – walls, barriers or fences – the intention is the same: to redefine human relations into “us” and “them”. The Walls of Shame series is about division, and about the barriers that men erect, in calculation or desperation, to separate themselves from others, or others from them. When […]

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La photographie : un chemin d’accès au monde ? De l’ethnographie à la photographie documentaire contemporaine que décrit l’image, qu’enseigne-t-elle et que peut-elle changer du monde ? À quelles conditions produit-elle de l’information ? Qu’est-ce qui a changé dans la croyance en ce medium et dans son utilisation comme reflet de la réalité ? Comment […]

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Amexica, la violence du mur – La frontière entre les États-Unis et le Mexique est la plus longue et la plus traversée de la planète, s’étirant de la côte Pacifique à la côte Atlantique. Depuis 2002, un mur physique et électronique de 1700 km coupe cette zone en deux. Le long du mur, un monde […]

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the 2015-16 Unsolicited Proposal Program. We received 472 eligible proposals, from 58 countries, that were voted on by an international panel of 170 jurors. Jurors were asked to read at least 50 anonymous proposals. Over 6,700 votes were cast to determine the winning proposals. Exhibition “Fencing In Democracy” on the U.S.-Mexico border wall will invite […]

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The Lucie Awards presents the International Photography Awards (IPA) competition has announced the 2014 HONORABLE MENTION PROFESSIONAL “DOCUMENTARY” CATEGORY FOR “THE AMERICAN WALL`s Project”. The IPA`s Award is dedicated To Charles Bowden. I personally want to thank all who worked on “The American Wall`s Project” for your outstanding support and service. I cannot thank each […]

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The Lucie Awards presents the International Photography Awards (IPA) competition has announced the 2014 HONORABLE MENTION PROFESSIONAL “SOCIAL CAUSE” CATEGORY FOR “THE AMERICAN WALL`s Project”. The IPA`s Award is dedicated To Charles Bowden. I personally want to thank all who worked on “The American Wall`s Project” for your outstanding support and service. I cannot thank […]

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On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the breach of the Berlin Wall The J.Paul Getty Museum organizing a conference with scholars and artists to reflect on the social impact of walls and barriers. I will speak about the role of art in mediating and ameliorating the presence of the American Wall.

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Charles Bowden, an author and journalist acclaimed for his vivid, unsparing and often lyrical portrayals of life in the Southwest, particularly the brutality on the border between the United States and Mexico, died on Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 69. Charles Bowden, an author and journalist acclaimed for his vivid, unsparing and o […]

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De son travail de documentation, Maurice Sherif a fait un ouvrage. Plutôt un objet. Le coffret contient deux volumes grand format d’un poids total de neuf kilos. Le premier est visuel. Des cartes, réalisées spécialement pour ce projet, introduisent chaque chapitre qui reprend, pour titre, le nom de l’Etat le long duquel s’étend le mur. […]

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The wall creates an illusion of separateness; it is centuries late for that. In the shorter term, it creates the illusion of a fix for a flood of undocumented workers; it is decades late for that. An erratic scar running through common ground, the wall makes a stark statement. It reflects a disquiet with our […]

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Something clicked in my brain: I stupidly realized I was missing the whole point—I was supposed to be ofended. This giant ugly slab of paper and cloth-covered cardboard is itself meant to be a work of art—a complex psycho-visual, experiential metaphor for the U.S-Mexico border wall. The work could be seen (with apologies to Pink […]

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