Surreal Photos Show Walls Dividing U.S. and Mexico

A photographer captures scenes along the controversial boundary where politics, culture, and nature intersect.

Photographs by Richard Misrach

I have been working in the American Southwest for nearly 40 years. In 2004 I came across something I hadn’t seen before: a blue barrel with a plain blue flag on a pole, with “agua” written on the side and several gallons of water inside. I photographed it because it was so unexpected, and it haunted me.

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