David Harriman, Mariposa Portraits – The Face of Deportation

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November 2017

David’s beautiful portraits from series Mariposa – The Face of Deportation, is currently on display at the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC until January 31st.

Whilst photographing series La Linea, David would often encounter immigrants making their way north, many of them fearful of facing deportation. Since 2008, he has documented those who are deported at the Mariposa port of entry in Nogales, Mexico. Using a makeshift studio, David has captured over 100 immigrants, some whom had only just crossed and others who had lived in the United States for years unnoticed.