The Other Side of the Dream


Photos by Nicola Ókin Frioli

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Many Central Americans ride on the roofs of trains through Mexico on the first leg of their journey to the United States. Some migrants say they have lost arms and legs to “The Beast,” as the train is called. Others have been victims of assault, rape, corruption and kidnapping by crime gangs. For many, the journey ends in Mexico, not the U.S.

Begun in 2008, The “Other Side” of the Dream is a series of portraits of migrants, depicting the price they pay to find work and build a future for their families.

See more of Nicola Ókin Frioli’s work. See more from The Other Side of the Dream series.

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