Janitor Preserves Confiscated Belongings of Migrants

“Now he began photographing his C.B.P. collection in his studio, arranging and rearranging items, sometimes putting a single stuffed animal or T-shirt in the frame, more often capturing like with like: dozens of roll-on deodorant sticks, hundreds of nail clippers. Today, he has taken hundreds of photographs of objects he brought home from the processing center. Together they make up “El Sueño Americano” (“The American Dream”), an ongoing project that, thanks to its unconventional perspective on U.S. migrant policies, has launched Kiefer into a photography career he’s dreamed of for decades.”

Read more of this fantastic story by Peter C. Baker (The New Yorker) and see the pictures by THOMAS KIEFER / INSTITUTE HERE

Janitor Preserves Confiscated Belongings of Migrants

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