“This May Not Be Our Country, But It Has Always Been Our Land”
Protest sign seen Wednesday in San Diego at a demonstration in solidarity with child migrants and their families. In the spirit of Yolanda López, Gloria Anzaldúa, and many more, its truth is powerful and undeniable.
“We want to be the voice of all these children. With their situation, their rights are violated by the government. We ask that they be treated with dignity and respect, to be provided with legal assistance in order to be legally represented,” reads a statement posted by one of the demonstration’s organizers.
Thanks to Kim Moore for sharing her photo with us.
Local Lens: Collecting Everyday Scenes in Chile
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Valentina Greene (@valentinagreene) is always going beyond the surface when she’s photographing a scene. “I enjoy looking beyond the things people usually see—like backyards or barns,” she says. “Behind facades and behind the scenes for the real deal. It’s my way of trying to get to know people and their stories.” Among Valentina’s favorite local places in Chile are the tiny towns near Lago Vichuquen. She says, “I am inspired by traces or clues that reflect people’s daily lives. Things that seem unimportant are precious to me.” Valentina also loves photographing the beach in Maitencillo, “I like its minimal scenario.” In her hometown of Santiago, Valentina recommends La Vega, a street market “full of color, noise, smells, dogs and the best characters.”