Border Wall – RGV – Ben Briones

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In 2008 I was contracted by The Texas Observer to photograph some portraits of 2 people being affected by the then new border wall. The two people you see below were challenging the government because they lived on a property in Brownsville, Texas and Granjeno, Texas where the government had plans to build the border wall literally in their back yards. The two won the fight and the construction of the wall was pushed back about 50ft – 100ft from their property.

Here is the original article titled Holes in the Wall by Melissa del Bosque featuring my work:  https://www.texasobserver.org/2688-holes-in-the-wall/

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I hope to go back to photographing major issues happening in our community! It was an interesting assignment that I had privilege of photographing. It actually got picked up by many other publications outside of the Texas Observer.

 

 

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