Twice a year for the past three years, families separated by the border are given three minutes to hug in the middle of the riverbed on the El Paso/Ciudad Juárez border.
With Trump’s Border Wall looming large, moments of human connection are few and far between for these families. Hugs not Walls, organized by the Border Network for Human Rights, was moved a half hour west into New Mexico this year - displaced by construction on the Wall.
For three minutes, families are whole. We are honored to share the work of the Border Network for Human Rights and to bear witness to life on the border.
Anapra Border Gate, New Mexico. October 2018.