The Tejanos Project

Colonia on HIghway 359, outside Laredo photo by Penny de los Santos

“For years I have been photographing along the evolving Texas-Mexico border. Nowhere in this country is there a more diverse group of Latinos: Mexican-Americans, Mexican nationals and undocumented workers from many points of origin. Some can trace their roots to the land for more than seven generations. The entire southern border region of this country is a modern-day Ellis Island. But with border fences and the militarization of the region, this culture is precious, endangered and in some regards forgotten.”

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