The reflection of the border fence in a shop window at Outlets at the Border is a picture that shows just two of the multiple faces of the U.S.-Mexico border, says photographer Guillermo Arias, contributor to Everyday La Frontera. On the U.S. side you see commerce, the selling of goods that often come from south of the border, though this is spoken of infrequently when it comes to border rhetoric he says. On the other side, the fence, the physical barrier that blocks access to the American dream, well-being, and shopping sprees.
Arias calls this image “Reflected duality”.
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