PORTRAITS OF THE UNKNOWN

Since 1999 at least 7,500 immigrants are believed to have died on the southern border, according to data from Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). The Center for Public Integrity estimates that more than 2,000 of the deceased remain unidentified. In just one Texas county, the bodies and remains of more than 500 migrants have been found since 2009. In the past decade hundreds of bodies have been buried haphazardly by county authorities, placed in unmarked mass graves without analysis or records of their location.

Source: The New York Times, The Guardian

I created this series in an effort to give the unidentified immigrants back their humanity.

 

Artistic rendition of a compilation of various Hispanic and Latino faces to create a portrait of the unknown. 

 

Medium : Watercolor and acrylic

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