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Crossing borders

I will Photograph the route followed by immigrants from the American Continent in their journey to reach the United States. The photographic journey will begin in the southern Mexico border to the northern Mexico border and into the U.S.

Immigration has been a human reaction to negative living conditions for as long as we can remember. We; as a human race have tried to escape from famine, drought, war, oppression, poverty, just to name a few, in order to pursuit better living conditions for our families. Many people travel to the United States of America in order to find better living conditions for themselves and their loved ones. Oftentimes their journey is a perilous one.

I will begin in the southern Mexico border, following the route of the train dubbed as "el tren de la muerte", the train of death. Aptly named this because many immigrants from Central America lose their lives during the journey that will take them into the United States. Much of the way is hard for them, not only due to the conditions that they have to face but many times because of the people they meet along the way. Many of these immigrants are stuck in Mexico, some for a few months some for a few years, some for life. The journey that these immigrants take is in order to better their lives, but many times I have wondered if the idea of a better life is a misconception. Many times they leave their children and all of their family behind, sometimes they come in groups, therefore they have a little support between them and they can rely on each other.

Having spent some time on buses in Central America and southern Mexico, I became acquainted with several individuals who were kind enough to share their story and really made me want to do something about it. I believe that this is a small way in which we can all be more aware and knowledgeable of some of the injustices in the world that are happening in our own backyard. Many times people think of immigration as being a problem, but really it is only a social response to adverse changes in our living environment.

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It sounds like an amazing journey - I've always impressed by photographs, and work. I wouldn't expect anything else but TOP quality from you!



Indeed it sounds like an incredible journey. I would love to go on that journey with you and assist! Love and admire your work!


It is a good idea. You are a brave man, maybe you can help people see the reality of the situation. Follow your dreams!!!!!


You are a very good photographer and I think this project can open the eyes of a lot of people, specially those who think that immigrating into this country is a piece of cake. It will also give a voice to all of those whose lives have been lost and unaccounted for on the Mexico-Guatemala border.


Muy buena idea!


You would be the best man for this job. You connect with people in a deeper level and your photograhps are the living proof of that. You would bring people´s stories to life. It is time we do that!


Good luck Danny!


Danny's pictures are amazing. I'm sure this will be fantastic.


You are the best photographer in Madison!


I wish for your dream to come true : )
TQM! Buena Suerte!


You Rock Danny! Shoot for the Stars!


Run Danny Run


You are one of the best photographers that I know with an incredible sensibility. I know you won't needed but I just wanted to send all my positive energy your way. Good luck, Danny!


This is a very important story that needs to be told through vivid pictures that will allow people to understand..........I would love to see some pictures.......Jen the nurse in peds pre-post


Great project Danny! Good Luck!


This is a fantastic idea and a story that needs to be told. Danny, you are just the guy to do it!


Danny, I love the project and I really don't think you could have chosen a better one. It will make a lot of people aware of the dangers these immigrants go throug, risking their lives to get a chance for a better one. I hope you can make it happen.


This is a great project!


Good Luck! C d Haba!!!


Great project Danny, it is a story that needs to be told and your photographs always capture amazing emotions. Best of luck!!


You are in trouble.


Good luck Danny- I'm looking forward to seeing the photos!


This sounds like an awesome project. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing it!


Buena suerte Danny!!!


Good Luck Danny!


cool, good luck! my idea is to help others by bringing awareness and unity for non-profits worldwide: http://www.nameyourdreamassignment.com/the-ideas/jenmay/unity-through-community/


I don't think the average person realizes the cost of a life with freedom and peace. I know your work is good and I can't wait to see what you do with this.


Good luck Danny


Thanks for all the votes and support. YOU PEEPS ROCK!!!!!
Gracias por todo el apoyo!!!!!!!!!!!!


yeah man!!! si se puede!!! atte el guau!!! ulises


I like your idea!

Will you vote for me? Let's do this and see how it turns out. Let's help each other!

Good luck!


Go Danny-reach for it all!!!


I really dig this. I freelance for some hispanic publications and obviously immigration is a huge issue. I giving you a vote. Maybe if you get a chance you can check out my idea and see if it's worth of yours.



Hey - Fantastic idea!

You've got my vote ... Will you check mine out and give me a vote? Hang in there!

Keep shooting ... D


Unite against the “network” that is scheming votes. Support ideas that are “lost” due to unworthy ideas using low tactics. “Insulin” is not the best idea. Something is wrong here and many fantastic ideas are getting lost due to the “network.” If you like my idea on “Vanishing Cultures,” vote for it.


I love this idea! check out mine and Pic it if youd like! Congo here I come...


good luck Danny


You are our hero! Lo maximo Danny! excelente idea, EXITOS!! Milly


You have my vote, If you get the chance, check out my dream "From Australia With Love" and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE vote for it!




This is great! I just went to a seminar that portrayed migrant workers from mexico. voted. Good luck! please take a look at my dream.


Saludos amigo, te deseamos buena suerte en este contest, esperamos conocerte en Ciudad Juárez. Good luck.

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