Midnight La Frontera

Ken Light



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Original Title Midnight La Frontera
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Midnight La Frontera by Ken Light. First edition (2020). First impression. Large forma hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any question please get in touch.

About Midnight La Frontera by Ken Light

In Midnight La Frontera we see the images Light took between 1983 and 1987 along the California/Mexico border with his Hasselblad camera and flash. He rode along with US Border Patrol agents as they, in the middle of the night, combed the Otay Mesa looking for “illegal aliens.”

Light was there when people trying to cross were apprehended. This way, this works focuses on how those people were captured by authorities as well as the camera. The result is a striking collection of black and white images that remind us of mug shots. Further, they were taken at a moment of extreme vulnerability and fear, making this book a work of social and political significance.

About Ken Light

Ken Light is a photographer whose work has appeared in books, magazines, exhibitions and numerous anthologies, exhibition catalogues and a variety of media, digital and motion picture. He got his start in 1969 photographing for alternative newspapers and magazines which were widely published in posters, books and hundreds of periodicals.

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Weight 2 kg