Eye On Texas: Immigrants as Trump


Verónica G. Cárdenas

Immigrants are feeling scared and uncertain since the election of Donald Trump. The president and his supporters don’t see them as individuals, but as a faceless mass of “bad hombres.” I shot a photo series of mostly undocumented immigrants wearing Trump masks in the Rio Grande Valley and in Tamaulipas, Mexico, to play with this notion. In this shot, a Trump jogs along the border outside Donna.

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This Eye on Texas appears in the June 2017 issue of the Texas Observer. Read more from the issue or become a member now to see our reporting before it’s published online.

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Verónica Cárdenas is a documentary photographer based in The Rio Grande Valley in Texas.


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