San Diego, CA
Since the founding of the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in 1920, the agency has been conducting a practice called "line watching," wherein agents strategically postioned along the border visually observe and scan the region for illegal crossers.
Incendiary Traces visits the U.S.-Mexico Border to view the binational boundary from the perspective of U.S. Border Patrol agents.
In the early 1900s, medical inspection and photographic documentation ushered in a new set of surveillance procedures for state oversight at the U.S.-Mexico border.
David Taylor set out to photograph each of the 276 obelisks installed by the International Boundary Commission following the Mexican/American War.
Incendiary Traces lists historical and contemporary border walls to provide some global and historical context for understanding Southern California's contested US/Mexico border.
Susanna Newbury examines the history of the U.S./Mexico border and its geopolitical importance to the United States.